Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Next level

For most competitive athletes, their dream is to get to the next level. According to the NCAA, almost 8 million high school athletes compete in sports each day, many of whom are looking to continue playing at the collegiate level. However, only 7% of those athletes will go on to play in college, and less than 2% will go on to play at Division I schools. Each day, high school athletes everywhere look to defy these odds in hopes of one day finding their name on a college roster. Over the past two years, according to Corey Nesslage, athletics director, 32 KHS athletes have committed to play collegiate sports, 13 of which committed to Division I schools. At this time of year, KHS winter athletes compete to show they have what it takes to continue playing the sports they love.


Christian Hughes
Ella Pearl
Khamori Cornelius
Charlie Munroe
Ethan Gjelvik

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