DHS students sign to play sports

Darlington High School student athletes sign letters of intent to play college sports. (Left to right): McKinley Atkinson, Whitney Turner and Keenan Dubose. PHOTO BY STEPHAN DREW

On Wednesday morning, February 7th, three Darlington High School student athletes signed Letters of Intent to play college sports. McKinley Atkinson, 18 year old son of Brandy and Rodd Dease from Darlington, has signed to wrestle while he attends Coker University in Hartsville. McKinley says his uncle got him interested in the sport about a year ago and he has loved it ever since. His words of advice for future student athletes, “Don’t quit!”.

Whitney Turner, 18 year old daughter of Lynn Turner from Darlington, will be playing softball when she attends Florence-Darlington Technical College. Whitney was 4 years old when her father got her interested in the sport. “Some girls play T-ball but, I wanted to play softball,” she says, “My Dad got me into it and it just stuck.” Her words of advice for other student athletes, “It’s going to be hard and something you’ve never been through before but, stick with it. It’s worth it!”

Keenan Dubose, 18 year old son of Kenny and Sheila Dubose, will play football with Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Keenan has been a sports enthusiast since he was a youngster. He is also a star basketball player. When asked what his secret was, Keenan said, “Dedication is the key.” Congratulations Whitney, Kennan and McKinley. The community is so proud of you!

Author: Stephan Drew

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