Jack­ets seek­ing alumni for Col­lege Wall of Fame

♦ AD Barry Wil­liams wants to honor former ath­letes who went on to next level

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - From staff re­ports

Were you a Yel­low Jacket and played col­lege sports?

Ath­letic Di­rec­tor Barry Wil­liams wants to hear from you, and get a pic­ture.

He’s work­ing on a plan to have a Col­lege Wall of Fame for Rock­mart grad­u­ates up be­fore the start of the 2018-19 school year to help in­spire youth who play sports for the Jack­ets and also want to achieve a ca­reer past grad­u­a­tion to push for­ward for their dreams.

Wil­liams is ask­ing that any­one who played a sport at Rock­mart High School since it opened in 1912 and both grad­u­ated from both high school and col­lege to par­tic­i­pate by send­ing in pictures.

Specif­i­cally, he’s look­ing for shots of play­ers in their col­lege uni­form to hang up.

Wil­liams said he al­ready has a few par­tic­i­pants who have of­fered up pho­to­graphs to use, but he needs more. His hopes

are that he can have a whole col­lec­tion ready to hang up be­fore the start of school on Aug. 3.

Any­one who meets the re­quire­ments and wants

to par­tic­i­pate can con­tact Wil­liams at Rock­mart High at 770-684-5432, or to e-mail him at [email protected]

By hon­or­ing those who have gone through both high school and col­lege athletics, his hopes are as well to re­con­nect with Yel­low Jack­ets who have gone on to

big­ger and bet­ter things, and po­ten­tially pro­vide ad­vice to stu­dents who want to achieve the same goals.

This past year, Rock­mart saw eight of the grad­u­at­ing se­niors earn schol­ar­ships to play at the next level. Those in­cluded a Cross Coun­try schol­ar­ship for Al­lie Sproull to Emanuel

Col­lege, Madi­son Davis in bas­ket­ball to Truett McCon­nell, two soft­ball schol­ar­ships for Kelsea El­rod and Taylor Camp, a trio of foot­ball play­ers signed that in­cluded Cade Holder, Jay Hin­kle and Ridge Blackwell, and Emily Gashon signed a soc­cer schol­ar­ship at the tail end of the school year.

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