April 11th marks the beginning of the future for two of Armstrong’s most outstanding senior athletes. These two young men were grateful to participate in this life changing event, signing day. On this day, high school seniors have the honor of signing a binding letter of intent for their sport of choice at a college who is a member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Feeling accomplished and excited, our very own 55 meters indoor state champion, Jordin Poindexter signed to Virginia Military Institute. With his high academics and impeccable skills in track, Poindexter received a Track and Field scholarship to attend in this upcoming fall season. Jordin will major in Biology and minor in Exercise Sciences. With this, he aims to pursue his goal to be a physical therapist.
During Jordin’s first year, he has a goal to excel in the classroom and on the track. Given his ability to maintain good grades and a terrific sports reputation, this shouldn’t be difficult. By senior year of college, he hopes to have already signed a pro-contract for Track and Field. His coaches and peers here at Armstrong are very proud of Jordin and his running into the right direction.
With feelings of greatness and excitement, 4 year varsity starter and basketball captain, Toriano Lewis, signed to South Georgia Technical Community College. There, he hopes to be eminent in basketball all while studying Early Childhood Education. Toriano hopes that during his freshman year, he will have become the greatest student he could possibly be.
With his hard work and dedication to children, he will strive to help as many children as possible after college. One class at a time, Lewis will do whatever it takes to reach his goal all while staying a champion on the court. After he leaves, Lewis’ peers, teachers, and teammates will continue to root for him.
Toriano and Jordin are perfect examples of what Armstrong can do. These young men have done everything as best as possible to get to where they are now. We, here at Armstrong, will continue to push other students and athletes into the right direction. Again, we congratulate them on their accomplishments as they enter college this fall.
Written by a local student, Nilaja Christian, 10th Grader at Armstrong.