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National Signing Day: Spring 2018

National signing day at high schools around the Colorado Springs area on April 11, 2018.

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McKenzie Elliott, center, a student at The Classical Academy (TCA) smiles for a photo following her signed letter of intent to run cross-country during National Signing Day held at TCA's gym on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. She will be attending college at Biola University

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Wearing an Oklahoma polo shirt, Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Michael McFadden pumps his fist after a signing day ceremony at the high school. His parents, Janice and Lee McFadden, stood behind him after the ceremonial signings on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Michael McFadden signed to wrestle at the University of Oklahoma. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Michael McFadden signed to wrestle at the University of Oklahoma. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Michael McFadden signed to wrestle at the University of Oklahoma. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Wearing an Oklahoma polo shirt, Michael McFadden celebrates after a signing day ceremony at Cheyenne Mountain High School. His parents, Janice and Lee McFadden, stood behind him after the ceremonial signings on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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(Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Eleven Cheyenne Mountain student/athletes sign letters of intent, some of them ceremonial, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Their parents stood behind them for the ceremony. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's August Johnson signed to play lacrosse at the Air Force Academy. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Wearing AFA attire, Cheyenne Mountain lacrosse player August Johnson will be going to the Air Force Academy to play lacrosse. He gets a congratulatory hug from his teammates after the ceremonial signings on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Wearing AFA attire, Cheyenne Mountain lacrosse player August Johnson will be going to the Air Force Academy to play lacrosse. He gets a congratulatory hug from Cheyenne Mountain baseball coach Mark Swope after the ceremonial signings on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Thomas Chaston signed to run cross country at Colorado State University. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Thomas Chaston signed to run cross country at Colorado State University. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Thomas Chaston signed to run cross country at Colorado State University. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Thomas Chaston signed to run cross country at Colorado State University. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Walker Rudolph signed to run cross country at Colorado Mesa University. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Walker Rudolph signed to run cross country at Colorado Mesa University. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Walker Rudolph signed to run cross country at Colorado Mesa University. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Walker Rudolph signed to run cross country at Colorado Mesa University. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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(Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Abby Timmins gets a hug from her coach Megan Psyllos. Timmins will be playing field hockey at Kenyon College. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Abby Timmins gets a hug from her coach Megan Psyllos. Timmins will be playing field hockey at Kenyon College. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Abby Timmins will be playing field hockey at Kenyon College. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cayla Owen will be playing volleyball for Northweat Nazarene University. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cayla Owen will be playing volleyball for Northwest Nazarene University. She ties her balloons to the wheelchair of her grandmother, Norma Owen. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's AJ Carpenter will be playing baseball for UCCS. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cayla Owen will be playing volleyball for Northwest Nazarene University. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's AJ Carpenter will be playing baseball for UCCS. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Kurtis Dunaway will be playing baseball for York College. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Kurtis Dunaway will be playing baseball for York College. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Kurtis Dunaway will be playing baseball for York College. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Samuel Schofield will be playing football for Fort Lewis College. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Samuel Schofield will be playing football for Fort Lewis College. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Khanr Fleischhacker will be playing football for Fort Lewis College. Jay Saravis spoke on his behalf at the ceremony. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Kinley Coe will be playing volleyball at Northeastern Junior College. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Khanr Fleischhacker will be playing football for Fort Lewis College. Jay Saravis spoke on his behalf at the ceremony. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fountain-Fort Carson athletes from left to right, Imane Moses, Emily Howling, Phil Thomas, Marcus Abila, Jason Farrell and Kirsten Coombe, sit in front of their peers waiting to sign their National Letters of Intent to continue their atheltic careers in college. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)
Fountain-Fort Carson athletes from left to right, Imane Moses, Emily Howling, Phil Thomas, Marcus Abila, Jason Farrell and Kirsten Coombe, sit in front of their peers waiting to sign their National Letters of Intent to continue their atheltic careers in college. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)

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Sgt. Maj. Rod Smith (left) speaks about Kirsten Coombes (far right), who signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point as a rifle athelte on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)
Sgt. Maj. Rod Smith (left) speaks about Kirsten Coombes (far right), who signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point as a rifle athelte on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)

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Six Fountain-Fort Carson atheltes sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)
Six Fountain-Fort Carson atheltes sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)

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From left to right, Marcus Abila, Jason Farrell and Kirsten Coombes, Fountain-Fort Carson atheltes, wait to sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)
From left to right, Marcus Abila, Jason Farrell and Kirsten Coombes, Fountain-Fort Carson atheltes, wait to sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)

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From left to right, Imane Moses, Emily Howling and Phil Thomas, students at Fountain-Fort Carson, wait to sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)
From left to right, Imane Moses, Emily Howling and Phil Thomas, students at Fountain-Fort Carson, wait to sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)

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Kirsten Coombes hugs her dad Jason after signing her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. She will attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as a rifle athlete. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)
Kirsten Coombes hugs her dad Jason after signing her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. She will attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as a rifle athlete. (Lindsey Smith, GazettePreps)

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Fountain-Fort Carson's Emily Howling recieves balloons while friends and family take pictures after signing her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Calumet College of St. Josephs. (Lindsey Smith, The Gazette)
Fountain-Fort Carson's Emily Howling recieves balloons while friends and family take pictures after signing her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Calumet College of St. Josephs. (Lindsey Smith, The Gazette)

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Coronado's Justin Dwinell (center) signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at CSU Pueblo. Photo submitted by Monte Gutowski.

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Coronado's Madi Eurich signed her National Letter of Intent to play golf at St. Cloud State. Photo submitted by Laura Eurich.

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Seven Coronado athletes signed their National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college. Photo submitted by Laura Eurich.

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Eight Colorado Springs Christian athletes signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. Photo submitted by CSCS Athletics.

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Eight CSCS athletes signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to continue their athletic careers in college. Photo submitted by CSCS Athletics.

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Fountain-Fort Carson's Kirsten Coombe signs her National Letter of Intent to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as a rifle athlete. She is one of six F-FC atheltes who signed on Wednesday, April 11, 2017. (Lindsey Smith, Gazette Preps)
Fountain-Fort Carson's Kirsten Coombe signs her National Letter of Intent to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as a rifle athlete. She is one of six F-FC atheltes who signed on Wednesday, April 11, 2017. (Lindsey Smith, Gazette Preps)

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Peyton's Kaylee Kearse signed her National Letter of Intent to Wyoming for cross country and track. She sits with her parents Debra and Al. Photo submitted by Petyon Athletics.

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Peyton's Kaylee Kearse signed her National Letter of Intent to Wyoming for cross country and track. Photo submitted by Petyon Athletics.

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Pine Creek's Cade Kleckner, center, stands with his teammates and coaches from the 2018 Pine Creek baseball team. Kleckner signed to play baseball at Concordia University on National Signing Day. Photo submitted by John Cornelio.

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Pine Creek's Clade Kleckner signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Concordia University. Photo submitted by Pine Creek Athletics.

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TCA senior RaeAnn Queener, center, smiles as she listens to her coach talk about her high school success as she was one of seventeen students from the school who signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Queener will be part of the track team at Grand Canyon University.

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TCA senior Jonathan Stephens, center, listens to his coach talk about his high school success as he was one of seventeen students from the school who signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Stephens will be part of the soccer team at Cedarville University.

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TCA senior Allison Smith, center, listens to her coach talk about her high school success as she was one of seventeen students from the school who signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Smith will be playing soccer at University of Alabama - Huntsville.

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Seventeen students from The Classical Academy (TCA) signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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TCA senior Ryan Moen, center, listens to his coach talk about his high school success as he was one of seventeen students from the school who signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Moen will be part of the cross-country team at South Dakota School of Mines.

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TCA senior Caanan Lamberth listens to his coach talk about his high school success as he was one of seventeen students from the school who signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Lamberth will be part of the cross-country and track teams at CSU Pueblo.

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Fellow students from The Classical Academy (TCA) as well as parents listen as seventeen future college athletes signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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TCA senior Ryan Moen, right, listens to his coach talk about his high school success as he was one of seventeen students from the school who signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Moen will be part of the cross-country team at South Dakota School of Mines.

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TCA senior Sydney Smith, right, listens to her coach talk about her high school success as she was one of seventeen students from the school who signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Smith will be playing tennis at John Brown.

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TCA senior Sydney Smith, right, listens to her coach talk about her high school success as she was one of seventeen students from the school who signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Smith will be playing tennis at John Brown.

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Seventeen students from The Classical Academy (TCA) signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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Students from The Classical Academy (TCA) signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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Seventeen students from The Classical Academy (TCA) signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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TCA senior Brayden Luft listens to his coach talk about his high school success as he was one of seventeen students from the school who signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Luft will be playing baseball at Masters University.

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Seventeen students from The Classical Academy (TCA) signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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Seventeen students from The Classical Academy (TCA) signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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McKenzie Elliott, second right, a student at The Classical Academy (TCA) signs letter of intent to run cross-country during National Signing Day held at TCA's gym on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. She will be attending college at Biola University

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Fellow students from The Classical Academy (TCA) and parents congratulate their peers and children respectively after seventeen future college athletes signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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TCA senior Audra Frieden, right, shows some of her friends the letter that she signed along with sixteen other students from the school who signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Freiden will be running track at Indiana Wesleyan.

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Members of the soccer team smile while holding their signs that state their college of choice to play the game at the collegiate level as a total of seventeen students from The Classical Academy (TCA) signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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Parents take photos of their future college athletes from The Classical Academy (TCA) as they signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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Fellow students from The Classical Academy (TCA) as well as parents listen as seventeen future college athletes signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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Students from The Classical Academy (TCA) signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs.

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TCA senior Luke Ciolli, right, listens to his coach talk about his high school success as he was one of seventeen students from the school who signed their letters of intent to play college sports during National Signing Day on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Ciolli will be playing hockey at University of Alaska - Fairbanks.

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