St. Pius celebrates a class of 16 college signees

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St. Pius X High School had 16 kids sign their national letters of intent on Wednesday in their gymnasium. They have been having a big signing day event like this for over five years, and the buzz around it has gotten stronger every year. 

“They have done a lot. They have shown us the past few years with these signing events, and as a freshman, I saw it and wanted to be a part of it,” said Grant Smith, NMSU Baseball signee.

“It’s cool to see the school come together and just celebrate everyone that was able to sign, and just be together as a community,” said Isabelle Pilon, New Mexico Highlands Soccer signee. 

Over the past seven years, St. Pius has seen 100 students sign national letters of intent. It’s a big deal for everyone involved. 

“We see these kids come in as freshman, you watch them grow up and then they are off…and it’s tough to say goodbye,” said St. Pius X Athletic Director James Cook. 

Here is a list of this year’s signees: 

Grant Smith  – New Mexico State University – Baseball

(Division I)

Aidan Thomas – New Mexico State University – Golf

(Division I)

Antonio Garcia – University of New Mexico – Rugby

(Division I)

Justin Clarke – University of New Mexico – Music Scholarship (String Pedogagy and Music Performance)

Selena Brandt – University of Kansas – Music Scholarship (Marching Jayhawk)

Donovahn Wyatt – Samford University – Football

(Division I)

Megan Thomas – University of Minnesota – Dance Team

(Division I)

Joshua Lackner – Howard College – Baseball


Cesar Garcia – Butler Community College – Baseball


Isabelle Pilon – New Mexico Highlands University – Soccer

(Division II)

Davin Ruggles – Adams State University – Swimming

(Division II)

Sarah Brown – John Carroll University – Golf

(Division III)

Tristin Duff – Hastings College – Shotgun Sports


Marisol Sandoval – Tabor College – Volleyball


Cristian Monsalve – Bethany College – Soccer


Mason Davis – Colorado College – Soccer


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