Park Hill South High School Signing Day
Park Hill South will not allow athletes who have committed to continue on their athletic career at a University sign in front of the student body, their families and coaching staff, unless they played their sport for the high school. A prime example is Ryan Kellogg. Ryan plays soccer for Sporting Kansas City Academy, has put hundred of thousands of hours into the program, and was recognized as the Academy's 2015 Player of the Year. As an academy player, he cannot play any high school sports due to a contract that has been signed with the team. Ryan has not played a sport for Park Hill South but that does not change the fact that he has bettered himself as a student athlete in the school environment. He is currently enrolled in his third weights class and has taken higher level classes, AP included, both playing a part in his achievement of playing soccer at a University. His athletics were not the only thing that got him into West Virginia, but his academics as well, and that achievement took place at Park Hill South.
Ryan not only has the Sporting Academy to thank, but also Park Hill South and I think recognizing that at the assembly is a great way to do so.
This situation also applies to Dakota Karns, Chase Bromstedt, and any other student athlete who takes their passion outside of the Park Hill South athletic program.
Previous Academy players have signed in front of their student body at a public high school. Several college athletes who have graduated from South have already signed below.
Please sign this petition, these student athletes, could not be the student athletes they are today without PHS, so let's recognize them here, at PHS.
I respect the athletic director, and our schools administrative team 100% and appreciate them hearing out their students.
Donna Shahbazi : PHS Senior