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Six Hazen athletes sign collegiate letters of intent

Sam Bunnell, Dee Dee Green, Zach Cable, Drew Kelly, David Hughes and Cody Moorhead all signed letters of intent Wednesday at Hazen High School - Courtesy photo
Sam Bunnell, Dee Dee Green, Zach Cable, Drew Kelly, David Hughes and Cody Moorhead all signed letters of intent Wednesday at Hazen High School
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Six Hazen High School athletes today signed letters of intent to contiue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level.

In a small ceremony Wednesday at the school, three athletes signed letters of intent with NCAA Division One schools and three committed to play at NCAA Division III institutions. Division III commitments are non-binding.

"It is great seeing students recognized for their outstanding performance in athletics and its eventual payoff for college acceptance and attendance. Athletics provide another opportunity for students that open doorways to college," said Hazen Principal John Kniseley.

Cody Moorhead signed a letter of intent to play football at The Air Force Academy. Cody has a 3.6 GPA. He said he couldn't pass up the opportunity to represent his country.

"I'm excited to serve my country and be a part of something bigger than myself," he said.

Zach Cable signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Idaho. Zach has a 2.9 GPA and is looking forward to heading to Moscow.

"My dad went and coached there and it just felt like I was going home," Cable said.

Dee Dee Green signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Arkansas. Dee Dee has a 2.9 GPA and talks about how much she enjoyed meeting everyone on campus.

"The community is really close, like a family, and everyone is supportive of the athletic programs," she said.

Sam Bunnell is committing to play soccer at Division III Southern Virginia University. Sam has a 3.4 GPA and felt SVU was a great fit for his academic needs.

"The small school atmosphere will help me focus on my academics and help balance my soccer and faith," he said.

Drew Kelly is committing to play football at Division III Pacific University in Oregon. Drew has a 2.9 GPA and is looking forward to being part of a program that is rebuilding itself.

"The small town feel will really help me focus on academics and football," said Kelly.

David Hughes is committing to play baseball at Division III Pacific Lutheran University. David was drawn to PLU by its high ranking Nursing program.

"Playing baseball at a school that also has a great program in the field I want to work in is a great opportunity," said Hughes.

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