Six DHS seniors sign letters of intent to play collegiate sports this fall

After graduation, these Dayton High School seniors will travel to their respective colleges where they will participate in sports or dance. Pictured, left to right, bottom row, are Raven Guidry and Jessica Plasencia; (back row) Cam’ron Willis, Ashton Garner, Donavan Orebo and Camron Cooper.

Dayton High School held a signing day on Feb. 2 for six seniors to sign their letters of intent to play college sports this fall.

There are more than 7 million high school athletes, but only about 560,000, or 7.5%, will compete at the college level.

These young men and women are already part of an elite group and have dedicated time and effort to receive this great honour.

Cam’ron Willis’ family members watch as he signs a letter of intent with Davidson College. Pictured with him are Judy Willis, Ladetrick Willis, Steve Dargin and Javier Willis.

Raven Guidry has signed with Blinn College where she will be part of the Treasures Dance Team. Guidry has been dancing since the age of 7. She took dance lessons at the Joffrey School of Ballet and Noble Motion.

She was a competitive dancer for eight years with KDP at the Dayton Academy of Dance, was a member of the Bay Area Houston Ballet Company’s Nutcracker and Dracula shows, and was a member of the Dazzlers dance team for three years.

Guidry has also received numerous first place awards and has consistently placed in the top five for her solo routines.

Jessica Plascencia has signed with Dallas Baptist University. Plascencia has raced cross country for Dayton since eighth grade. In her sophomore year, she committed to bringing the UIL State Cross Country together. Two years later, that’s exactly what she did.

His senior season was marked by dominating individual wins at the Bridge City Cardinal Classic, Nederland Bulldog Invitational and Dayton Bronco Invitational. At the district meet, she placed third overall and qualified for the regional meet. At regionals, she set a school record of 19:48 for the 5K and finished 14th overall. At the state meeting, she again lowered the school record to 7:40 p.m.

Camron Cooper has signed with the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a three-year-old man of letters who has played the last two seasons of football at Dayton High School. Cooper received 1st Team All-District honors as a defensive lineman and tight end this season, as well as 1st Team All-State DL in the Padilla Poll. It has also been recognized as Academic All District.

Ashton Garner will attend Texas Wesleyan University. He is a three-year-old man of letters at Dayton High School.

Last season, he was awarded 1st Team All-District Wide Receiver as well as Academic All-District. In previous seasons, he also received all-district honors as a wide receiver.

Donovan Orebo is heading to Angelo State University this fall. He’s a three-year-old man of letters here at Dayton High School.

Last season, Orebo received the second-team All-District wide receiver. In previous seasons, Donovan was also an all-district wide receiver.

Cam’ron Willis signed with Davidson College. He is a three-year-old man of letters at Dayton High School. Last season, he was named 2nd Team All-District linebacker. Willis was also recognized for his hard work in the classroom by being selected as an Academic All-District as well as 2nd Team Academic All-State.

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