Coolidge High School holds signing ceremony for GRIC basketball player
Gila River Indian News
Guadalupe Perkins, from District 1, has been playing basketball since he was a young child and has been playing all throughout high school. Perkins is one of two students from Coolidge High School who signed to play basketball for Park University.
“It’s very exciting,” said Perkins, “It’s a great opportunity for me.”
On Thursday, April 11 representatives from Park University met with the two students at a small signing ceremony inside the Coolidge High School gym where fellow students watched and cheered in support as the students signed to the university.
The students toured the campus just a few weeks prior. Also in attendance for the signing was Perkins’ family and Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis, who congratulated Perkins.
“I’m excited for him, it’s a great new adventure for him,” said Yolanda Duran, Perkins’ mother, “He’s setting an example for his brothers and sister.” Perkins’ coaches have cited him as being a very good kid and good player. Perkins expressed his excitement in pursuing college basketball and looks forward to attending the Park University, Gilbert campus.