Gilmer High School set aside part of their Tuesday morning to honor and celebrate six Seniors that had made the commitment to continue their academics and athletics at the next level. In the group of six were a softball player, a swimmer, a soccer player and three track and field participants. The Bobcat theater was filled with family, friends, fellow students and administrators as each student athlete mad their way to center stage.
Taking the chair first was Marie Goswick. Goswick has had an outstanding career as a Lady Bobcat and took the next step in reaching her goals for education and athletics. Andrew College, known as the Tigers is located in Cuthbert(Randolph Co.) Georgia and is the ninth oldest college in Georgia. The Tigers compete in the NJCAA.
The Second senior to sign her commitment letter was Grace Henderson. Grace is a leader on the soccer team and will be missed. Henderson committed to play for the Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe University. The Petrels are a division III school that competes in the Southern Athletic Association against teams as Agnes Scott College, Piedmont College and Wesleyan. Grace will study Bio-psychology to seek a medical degree.
Aubrey Cagle (5th ranked prospect in the state) sign to continue her education and athletics at the University of North Georgia located in Dahlonega, Georgia. Cagle has competed in the pole vault event for 6 years and will major in Political Science. Cagle said that the University of Georgia is part of her future education.
Carolina Teague put the pen to paper in signing to go to Millsaps College in Jackson Mississippi and will be coached by Andy Till. Known as the Majors, Millsaps is a part of the Southern Athletics Association in NCAA -Division III. Teague has four years of track at Gilmer and in her senior year, Teague was crowned Region Champion in the 200, 400 and 4×400 meter. Carolina Teague also has a consistent long jump of just over 15 feet.
The last track and field signee, Brandon Weaver sign his National Letter of Intent to hit the asphalt for Cincinnati Christian University in Ohio. The Eagles are a NAIA(National Intercollegiate Athletics) school and compete in the River States Conference. The competition for the Eagles are Indiana University East, Midway University and Ohio Christian University among others.
The final senior to take his place at center stage was Evan Minter. Evan started swimming at age 14 and as a freshman he gave the Bobcats their first ever qualifying time. Minter has helped the Cats qualify all four years of his high school career. In the 2018 season, Evan played an integral part in leading the team to its first ever finals appearance in the GHSA State Swim Meet held at Georgia Tech, Minter will be attending Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.