The day a student-athlete officially signs a National Letter of Intent, declaring his/her intent to attend and play a sport for an academic institution where he/she has earned a scholarship, is a milestone second only to graduation for many high school students. For 23 student-athletes at Montverde Academy, all of the hard work, commitment, hours invested in practice and games they have dedicated to pursuing their sport, has led to the achievement of earning a scholarship to continue playing the sport they love at the college or university level.
Each student was announced to cheers from the audience of their peers as they entered the Center for Health and Wellness, also known as the “Nest” at MVA, accompanied by their family, friends and coach. Once all 23 student-athletes were announced and seated, they collectively signed their letters to applause and flashes as the moment was captured in photographs and videos.
“We are so proud of our student-athletes’ accomplishments both academically and athletically,” said Dr. Kasey C. Kesselring, Headmaster, Montverde Academy. “They embody the ideals of Knowledge, Character and Community that are part of our culture at the Academy. What they have learned here provides a solid foundation of skills to help them further pursue their dreams in their secondary education and beyond. We congratulate them and their families and wish them continued success.”