Athletic Director Ron Dowd oversaw the National Letter of Intent signing ceremony at the Walpole High School auditorium on Wednesday Nov 15. The event was held for student athletes to sign their commitment to play Division One or Two athletics in college. The students were surrounded by friends, family and coaches. Christine Murray signed to play field hockey at Bentley University, Robert Colburn to play lacrosse at Franklin Pierce University, Celia Walsh to play lacrosse at Georgetown University and Emily Curtis to play lacrosse at Villanova University. “It was a such a surreal moment because Bentley has always been my dream school so to actually be able to say I’m officially going there with my family, friends, and coaches with me it was just amazing,” said Murray.
Written/ Caroline Pitman
Photos/ Caroline Pitman and Ciara Healy
Emily Ball hugs Christine Murray after she signs her National Letter of Intent to Bentley University.
Christine Murray smiles with her parents after signing her National Letter of Intent to Bentley University.
Walpole High School students celebrate with their classmates’ National Letters of Intent.
Walpole High School students congratulate their classmates for their college commitments.
Christine Murray poses for a picture with her field hockey coaches after signing her Letter of Intent to Bentley University.
Seniors Jessica Fitzgerald, Julianna Mello, Riley Mulroy, Samantha Rodia and Emily Ball congratulate Christine Murray on her National Letter of Intent to Bentley University.
From left to right, Sami Rodia, Emily Ball, Juliana Mello, Riley Mulroy and Ethan Fontanez support Christine Murray.
Christine Murray, Robert Colburn, Celia Walsh and Emily Curtis sign their National Letters of Intent while Athletic Director Ron Dowd supervises.
Parents Julie and Bobby Colburn stand with their son Robert Colburn.
Christine Murray celebrates her letter, as classmates Robert Colburn, Celia Walsh and Emily Curtis sign their letters. Athletic director Ron Dowd helps Walsh.
Walpole girl’s lacrosse coaches, Tim Drummey and Mike Tosone, stand with their players Emily Curtis and Celia Walsh, who are both will be playing lacrosse in college.
Christine Murray smiles after signing her Letter of Intent to Bentley University.
Seniors Celia Walsh and Emily Curtis pose for a picture after signing their Letters of Intent to Georgetown University and Villanova University.
Seniors Celia Walsh, Jennifer Houser and Emily Curtis pose for a picture after Walsh and Curtis sign their National Letters of Intent to both Georgetown University and Villanova University.
Christine Murray signs her letter, with Robert Colburn sitting next to her.