HHS student signs to play golf at Jacksonville College

HHS Senior signs letter of intent to play golf at Jackson College

Harlandale High School senior Vanessa Agis signed her letter of intent to play golf at Jacksonville College on Feb. 21, becoming the first girl to earn a college golf scholarship in HHS history.

Administrators, coaches, family and friends gathered at the Student Union to cheer Vanessa on as she signed the document making her decision official.

Receiving this scholarship is a dream come true for Vanessa, who has been playing golf since she was 11 years old.

“I worked so hard to get where I am,” she said. “I love playing golf, so it means a lot to me that I’ll be able to continue to play in Jacksonville.”

Vanessa acknowledged her parents for their unconditional support, as well as her Coach Raynaldo Garza, who has been helping her since she was in middle school.

“I want to thank Coach Garza, he has gotten me to where I am today, and my parents for always being there,” she said.

Coach Garza and HHS Principal Alfred Anthony also took the opportunity to congratulate and celebrate this milestone with Vanessa.

“I’m extremely proud, it’s been very rewarding to have been able to help her from start to finish,” Coach Garza said. “I was the first HHS student to ever win a golf scholarship, and now, she’s the first girl to ever win a golf scholarship, so I’m proud to have been able to help her. She’s definitely one of the best golf players in the city.”

“Vanessa has been nothing but a role model here at HHS. We’re proud and happy for her, and we can’t thank her enough for everything she’s done and continues to do for us,” Principal Anthony said.

Besides playing golf, Vanessa plans to pursue a career in education.

Congratulations, Vanessa! 

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