Five student athletes at Arkansas High School participated in a sports signing event on Tuesday, May 21. Coach Barry Norton welcomed the crowd saying, “Today is the day we get to celebrate and see these kids continue their dreams.” The five athletes who signed with colleges and universities are Tamara Biddle, Sydnee Pritchett, Savanna Thomas, Alison Westbrook, and Erin Wherry.
Tamara Biddle is a four year letterman of the Redline Drill Team at Arkansas High School. She served as lieutenant her sophomore year and as captain her junior and senior years. She will attend The University of Arkansas Little Rock, where she will be a member of the dance team and will pursue a pre-med track in hopes of eventually becoming an orthopedic surgeon.
Sydnee Pritchett is a four year letterman for the Ladyback soccer team. She was captain of the team for two years, a three year all state selection, and a four year all conference selection. In April she received the honor of being “Player of the Week” for the state of Arkansas. She has over 60 career goals for the Ladybacks. Sydnee will attend Hendrix College where she will be a member of the soccer team. She plans to pursue a major in kinesiology in hopes of one day becoming a physical therapist.
Savanna Thomas is a four year letterman of the Redline drill team at Arkansas High School. Savanna was the recipient of this year’s “Redline Spirit Award” which is given to the team member who best displays good character and leadership abilities. Savanna will attend Lyon College and will be a member of the dance team there while she pursues her medical career.
Alison Westbrook is a four year member of the cheer squad. She served as freshman captain, junior varsity captain, and varsity captain. She will attend Arkansas Tech University where she will be a member of the cheer squad.
Erin Wherry is a four year member of the cheer squad at Arkansas High School. She is also a four year volleyball and softball player. She recently received the honor of being named the “Most Dedicated Female Athlete” at Arkansas High. Erin will attend East Texas Baptist University where she will be a member of the cheer squad there but will also participate in the acrobatics and tumbling team. Erin plans to pursue a pre-med track to prepare for a future in cosmetic surgery.