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Seven student athletes sign

Photo by Elise Palmer.

Photo by Elise Palmer.

Photo by Elise Palmer.

Story by Kate Carroll, Staff Writer

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Seven East Meck athletes signed to play sports in college Wed. April 19. Athletes signed for football, basketball, and softball at six different colleges and universities. Friends and family of these senior athletes were invited to watch the signing and celebrate their accomplishments. The coaches also made speeches and gave advice to their players. This was the largest number of athletes to sign at once at East Meck.


“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said boys basketball coach Vincent Moore.


The Eagle congratulates the following athletes for their commitment to athletics beyond high school.


  • Mathias Poku-KanKam for football at Guilford Honors College
  • TJ Elliott for football at Davidson University
  • Tevin Sinkler for football at Clifton College
  • CJ Rucker for football at Clifton College
  • Zach Payne for basketball at Randolph College
  • Tyriq Morrow for basketball at Catawba Valley Community College
  • Drewcilla Watson for softball at John Wesley College

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