It was a special day at Heidelberg Academy on Tuesday as Justin Walker became the first athlete from the school to ever sign a scholarship for track and field.
Justin is a long jumper on the Rebels' track team and signed with North Carolina Sports University. He said it is great to be able to represent Heidelberg Academy after all the support he has received from the school and community. "It feels good because my coaches supported me, my family, community, all of them supported me so it feels good."
Walker's track coach Chris Samson said he is proud of Justin and his accomplishment, and how Justin has elevated the track and field program at Heidelberg Academy. "It's really a big deal because coming from a little school like Heidelberg Academy, I think it's really known for football, and for him to get a track scholarship for the long jump it really says a lot for the school and this program."