Eight Hardaway Athletes Sign Scholarships
FOUR DIFFERENT SPORTS REPRESENTED
It was a busy Wednesday afternoon at Hardaway as eight Hawks student-athletes signed scholarships to play at the next level.
The sports of volleyball, soccer, football and cheer were all represented. The signings were as follows:
- Jimea Dunn – Wesleyan College (Volleyball)
- Zoe Villermin – Limestone College (Soccer)
- Ja’Kobe Ellerbee – Mesabi Range College (Football)
- Jatavious Walker – Bluefield College (Football)
- Kashigo Meade – Columbus State University (Cheer)
- Christian Sellers – Columbus State University (Cheer)
- Austin Williams – Columbus State University (Cheer)
- Daijah Callier – Columbus State University (Cheer)
The group of four headed to CSU on cheer scholarships were especially excited to be taking their next steps together.
“I’ve only been in cheerleading for two years, and these three are my closest friends” said Christian Sellers. “I really wasn’t expecting to get scholarship but I worked my butt off the whole year.”
Kashigo Meade shared that sentiment. “I’m proud of every single one of them, that they made it this far and they didn’t let outside influences negatively affect them.”
Hardaway had two football players sign scholarships with Ja’Kobe Ellerbee opting to go the JUCO route as he heads to Mesabi Range College while Jatavious Walker will play for Bluefield College of the NAIA.
“I like the coaches, the players, they really made it feel like home,” said Ellerbee. “It means a lot. I thank God every day for letting me play this sport.”
Jimea Dunn will attend Wesleyan College on a volleyball scholarship. Following the ceremony she said academics played an equal role to athletics in her final decision. “They have one of the top psychology programs and that’s what I’m majoring in.”
Zoe Villermin said she was initially hesitant to venture too far from home for college, but after speaking with Limestone she became convinced it was right for her. “Even though it’s away from home I know I’ll be able to be independent and by myself.”