South Pasadena High’s Claire Kieffer Wright and Devin Grab signed letters of intent Wednesday to play at the college level next fall.
Kieffer Wright is headed to the University of Michigan to showcase her talents in volleyball and track and field, specifically the high jump. Grab, a standout water polo player, is headed to UCLA.
South Pasadena Athletic Director Mark Zalin emceed the noontime event, asking students to come up to the Tiger Patio and help recognize the high achievement of the two seniors as they signed their letters.
“Their hard work, dedication to technique, willingness to train hours and hours and hours have paid off handsomely for them,” he said.
Seconds later, Zalin said that Devin had won the coin toss and “has elected to receive a scholarship to UCLA” as the Bruins’ fight song was played for those on hand at the ceremony.
“Last but not least, No. 2 in your program, No. 1 in your hearts, Claire Kieffer Wright is headed to the University of Michigan,” said Zalin, before the Wolverines’ fight song blared over the speakers.
Both inked the scholarships before proudly showing the documents to the crowd. Following the signing they Claire Wright and Grab were congratulated by their parents, school and district administrators and fellow students.
“I’m very proud of the their commitment and hard work it takes to earn these scholarships,” said South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Joel Shapiro. “It’s a proud day for the school and our community.”
Look for an update later.
- : Claire Kieffer Wright and Devin Grab Honored
- : By Bill Glazier Review Editor Photos by Bill Glazier