Dragons Commit To Compete In February Signing Ceremonies

Congratulations to our Dragon Athletes!
The John Cooper School Athletic Department held two signing ceremonies, one on Wednesday, February 3, National Signing Day, followed by another on February 24, both in the Dunlap Gymnasium, to recognize senior athletes who will be competing at the college level in the fall of 2021.

Cooper students, parents, faculty, coaches and teammates joined Athletic Director John Hoye to honor the student athletes who will compete in football, sprint football, tennis, diving, golf, basketball, track and field and cross country.

“These athletes have all worked hard while at Cooper and we join them in celebrating their successes,” Hoye said. “We wish them all the very best and look forward to following their college athletic careers.”

Grant Carter will represent the golf team at Mary Hardin-Baylor University, Belton, TX and Adelaide Herman has committed to dive for Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. Will McDermott will run cross country for Rice University, Houston, TX. Jack O’Riordan will compete on the track and field team at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.  Ajailah Ogiemwonyi will play basketball at Garden City Community College, Garden City, Kan. James McKenzie will play tennis at Haverford College, Haverford, Pa. In football, Jake Peterson will play for the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. and Ben DeLoit will compete in sprint football at The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, West Point, N.Y. 

These eight athletes join five Dragons who signed earlier at a signing day in November. AJ Harrell who will represent the South Dakota School of Mines on the volleyball court, and four athletes have committed to play baseball in college–Anthony Giannette, Louisiana Tech; Jacob Rebrook, Pepperdine University; Will Nath, Nichols College and Nathan Weisoly, Dickinson College.


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The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.

The John Cooper School seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff, and student body. The School does not discriminate against any individual in admissions, educational programs, personnel policies, general practices, or employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, or age.