Hilton High School seniors Sarah Gerken, Austin Hertel and Bailey Klafehn recently signed their letters of intent to play collegiate sports.
Students, staff and families gathered in the gymnasium to witness the student-athletes officially commit to their schools.
Gerken will attend Roberts Wesleyan College to play on the Division II bowling team and study nursing. Gerken has represented Hilton at the state championships four times, broke the national record in 2013 and had the highest average in Monroe County for two years in row.
Hertel committed to to Gannon University to compete on the Division II wrestling team. He said the highlight of his career was coming in second in the state championship this year along with the camaraderie among his teammates. He will study health science professions.
Klafehn will join the Division I swim team at University of Cincinnati. Her swimming career at Hilton includes six broken records, four trips to the state championship and winning Sectionals. She said she has not declared a major yet, but is interested in sports administration.
Michael Giruzzi, director of physical education and athletics, said the students represent the best of Hilton High School, not only on the playing field, but in the classroom and community as well.