Significant signings for students


Colby Eastwood, Sports editor

College Signing Day celebrates students for their academic achievements, and high school seniors are encouraged to proudly declare their intention for the fall. Selecting a college is a big step toward making higher education a reality. Two seniors, Greenly Elliot and Raymond Ladd, recently signed to further their education and athletics in college.

Greenly Elliot plans to attend Patrick and Henry College in the fall. The school is located in Martinsville, VA. Patrick and Henry is an independent two-year college. The degree programs at PHCC include associate degrees and certificate and career studies programs. Elliot plans to major in sonography. “I chose Patrick and Henry because I will be able to take my prerequisites, it is close to home, and I will be able to play softball,” Elliot said.

During her time at Patrick and Henry she is going to play for the school’s softball team, the Lady Patriots. Elliot is currently the leadoff hitter and center fielder for Tunstall’s team and plans to continue her career as an outfielder in college. “I am very excited to continue my sports career and to meet my new teammates. If I had any advice for a younger player, it would be to work hard and never give up,” Elliot said.

Raymond Ladd plans to attend Radford University in the fall. Radford University offers many majors for undergraduates in over 100 fields of study, as well as health related professions. “I chose Radford because I liked the area, loved the facilities, and I felt that the program would fit me well,”Ladd said. He plans to major in Computer Science or Cybersecurity. 


While Ladd is attending Radford University, he plans to spend much of his time on the baseball field, playing for the Highlanders. As of right now Ladd is the pitcher/first baseman on Tunstall’s  team. He is sad that his high school career is coming to an end, but he is excited for the new opportunities to come. “I am most excited to go on road trips and to play in some of the big stadiums. My advice for younger athletes would be to work hard and leave no room for people to doubt if you have given it your all,” Ladd said.