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WHS announces four Dukes who would have signed

WINDSOR

Ordinarily, Windsor High School would be celebrating around this time of year when its students get to sign with a particular college or university in order to continue their athletics and academics. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to any kind of ceremony.

Instead, the school presents four young Dukes who would otherwise have had such an event. Their names and plans, along with comments from WHS Athletic Director Chuck Parrish, follows.

Kaleb Brunner

Kaleb has competed on the VHSL Competition Theatre and Forensics team since his freshmen year. While participating in theatre and forensics, he has received Regional and Sectional honors. Kaleb has been accepted to Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and plans to major in theatre with a concentration in acting.

“Kaleb’s a bright young man and he’s done a great job in theatre, forensics and scholastic bowl,” said Parrish, who added that the senior has also played soccer for a few years before this one.

Rakeem Johnson

Rakeem has played football at Windsor High School since his eighth grade year. While playing football at Windsor High School, he has received All District and All Region honors. He has offers to play football at Catawba University, Wingate University, Chowan University and University of North Carolina Pembroke, but Rakeem has not decided where he will attend college this fall.

“I was able to coach him in his freshman year,” the coach recalled. “A great young man who does what he needs to do in the classroom and athletics. He does what you need him to do.”

Bryson Parsain

Bryson has played baseball at Windsor High School since his eighth grade year. He played first base and left field during his high school career. He played two years on JV Baseball and three years on the Varsity team.

Bryson plans to attend Paul D. Community College to play baseball and continue his education. After Paul D. Community College, he plans to attend a four-year college and pursue a major in criminal justice or sports management. Bryson also received All District and All Region honors while playing baseball at Windsor High School.

Parrish said the senior also did what needed to be done in baseball.

“He’s been a good first baseman, and last year was a great outfielder. He made a great transition and is a positive young man.”

Will Flanders

Will has played baseball at Windsor High School for three years. He played first base during his high school career. Will plans to attend Paul D. Community College to play baseball and continue his education.

The coach offered similar praise of Will for his work as a first baseman.

“I’m glad for all four guys,” said Parrish. “I’m glad that they will pursue their education at a college. They’ve all done a great job and I wish them the best.”