Three student-athletes at Melissa High School participated in National Signing Day on Wednesday, May 15 as they each signed their college letter of intent.
Memory Groves Gonzalez, Mark Fisher, and Jackson Scribner signed their letters in the Melissa High School gym during mega lunch, following introductions from their coaches. Photo ops followed with family members, coaches, teammates, and friends.
Memory Groves Gonzalez signed a letter of intent to join the cheerleading spirit team at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. While cheering for Melissa, Groves Gonzalez was the team’s junior captain and later the head captain. She was part of the school’s competitive cheerleading team that placed in the top three at nationals, in addition to being selected as an NCA All-American Cheerleader and Staff Invitation.
“Memory is an exceptional tumbler and base and has worked very hard the majority of her life on competitive teams to prepare herself for the next level,” said cheerleading coach Michelle Cruce. “Stephen F. Austin has an elite cheer program and I know she will be a huge asset to the team.”
Mark Fisher signed a letter of intent to play basketball at the Mid-American Christian University in Oklahoma City, Okla. Fisher is a two-year varsity letter winner. As a senior, he was named 2nd Team All-District and was the Cardinals’ leader in three-point field goals.
“Mark has been a huge part of our basketball program the past two seasons, not only because of his play on the court, but also because of the person he is off the court,” said coach Eric Benton. “His sense of humor and positive attitude was instrumental in our team’s chemistry and he will be almost impossible to replace.”
Jackson Scribner signed a letter of intent to run at Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. Scribner is a three-time area and regional qualifier in track, and a two-time state qualifier in cross country. He is a four-year letter winner in both cross country and track.
Maddie Coe, Community Relations