Socastee student athletes sign

Five student athletes from Socastee High School signed letters of intent to play sports at the colleges of their choice. The students are, from left, Johmar Watson, Jahmier Watson, Emily Tharpe, John Cetin and Dylan Koehne.

Five student athletes from Socastee High School signed letters of intent to college sports.

The athletes include the top-ranked goalie, a proven baseball player, twin soccer players and a cheerleader who will attend Coastal Carolina University.

John Cetin signed his letter of intent to play soccer for Wofford College. The 6-foot-2 senior goalie recently received the Wendy’s High School Heisman award for outstanding athletic ability, academic excellence and community involvement. With a 4.4 grade point average (GPA) at Socastee, he plans to major in pre-engineering at Wofford College.

Dylan Kuehne signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Francis Marion University in Florence. The 18-year-old pitcher has been on the varsity team for three years and has a 4.3 GPA. He plans to major in business at Francis Marion.

Jahmier and Jahmar Watson are a package deal set to play soccer at the University of South Carolina-Sumter. The twins play right defensive back and left defensive back, respectively, on the soccer field. Both have played varsity for four years and received All-Region honors their junior years. They have been selected to play in the North/South All-Star game.

The Watsons plan on majoring in computer science at USC Sumter. After one or two years at the school, they said, they plan on transferring to a Division I school to continue their soccer play and education.

Emily Tharpe has already made the cheerleading team at Coastal Carolina University. She was a cheerleader at Socastee her senior year and has been involved in gymnastics for the past 16 years.

Tharpe currently has a GPA of 3.9 and plans to major in physical therapy at CCU.

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