Ten RE seniors commit to continue their athletic careers in college

Ransom Everglades honored the 10 student-athletes who have committed to continue their athletic careers in college with a signing ceremony during the mid-day break on Feb. 9 at the Anderson gymnasium.  Photo Gallery
Ryan Bienstock '24 will play football at Washington University at St. Louis; Emery Diemar '24 and Violet Martin ’24 will sail at Brown University; Collin Goff '24 will play baseball and football at Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Antonio de Macedo '24 will compete in track and field at the University of Chicago; Tom Maxwell '24 will play baseball at Bard College; Gabriela Pena '24 will play basketball at Oberlin College; David “Chuli” Serra '24 will run cross country and track at Wake Forest University; Nick Viana '24 will golf at Denison University; and Steph Wallen '24 will play volleyball at the California Institute of Technology.

Upper School Director of Athletics Scott Berman emceed the event, which included coach's remarks for each individual athlete, an opportunity to "sign" a letter of intent, and photos with parents, siblings and coaches. Dozens of students attended along with Head of School Rachel Rodriguez and COO and Interim Head of the Upper School David C. Clark '86.

Berman congratulated the athletes for their hard work, talent and dedication.

"Your commitment to excellence has not gone unnoticed, and it is inspiring to see your passion for your sport recognized at such a prestigious level," Berman said. "Your success not only reflects your individual talent but also the support and guidance of your coaches, teammates, family and friends who are with you every step of the way. We have no doubt you will continue to excel both on the field and in the classroom .... Your future is bright, and we at Ransom Everglades couldn't be happier for you and your families."

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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.