Four additional student-athletes at Proviso East High School have signed letters of intent to continue their education and to continue playing their respective sports in college next year in a ceremony on February 27.
Elmer Barron, a linebacker on the football team, signed with Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Two teammates – Wanya Johnson, a defensive back, and Jamus Neal, a linebacker – will attend the Globe Institute of Technology in New York next year. In addition, Jacqueline Monteone, a member of the Proviso East girls’ soccer team, signed with Robert Morris University in Chicago.
They join with two other Proviso East student-athletes who signed their letters of intent earlier in the school year. In November, Jevon Carter, a guard on the boys’ basketball team, signed with West Virginia University of the Big 12 Conference. In February, Lawrence Griffin, a quarterback on the Proviso East football team who attends Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, signed with Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma.
Mr. Tony Valente, principal at Proviso East, said that the school was proud of the student-athletes for what they have accomplished both on the field and in the classroom.
"This is a momentous occasion for Proviso East," he said. "This is a great opportunity for these students to be able to continue their education after graduation. To be able to do so with the support of their schools and their families is an asset that all students need in order to succeed."