Ayla Atkins and Marquez McNeil were joined by family as well as staff members at Western Harnett as they signed to perform on the collegiate level on Thursday morning at the school.
Atkins is planning to be a cheerleader at Methodist University in Fayetteville.
McNeil is joining the wrestling program at Allen University in Columbia, S.C., which competes in the Appalachian Athletic Conference in the NAIA.
Ayla Atkins was seated with her parents, Shannon (mother) and Randy, on Thursday as she signed to be a cheerleader at Methodist. On the back row are athletic director Russell Taylor, coach Lauren Banker, grandmother Donna Atkins, grandfather Roman Atkins and principal Chris Pearson (Western Harnett photo/Jessica Hogeland)
Western Harnett wrestler Marquez McNeil signed with Allen University on Thursday. Seated from left are grandfather Clarence Gaddy, Linda Gaddy, Marquez McNeil and mother, Shanetta Minter. On the back row are Western athletic director Russell Taylor, coach Dakota Roberts, Javontay Gaddy, Daquan McNeil and principal Chris Pearson (Western Harnett photo/Jessica Hogeland)