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Michael, Naylor, & Holmes Sign to Play College Sports

Jakiya Michael

Clinton High School senior Jakiya Michael recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Michael has helped lead the Lady Arrows to two North State Championships and two MHSAA 6A Soccer Championship appearances. She’s a recipient of the Lady Arrows Golden Boot Award, Offensive Player Award and the Arrow Award. She was selected her senior year to participate in the 2022 Mississippi Association of Coaches All Star Game. As a junior, she also played in the 2021 Central Mississippi All-Star Game. Off the pitch, Michael is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, FCA and Spanish Club. She is the daughter of Cheri and Demarcus Dillard.

Ayonna Naylor

Ayonna Naylor, a senior at Clinton High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Itawamba Community College. The small forward played a pivotal role in Coach Pearlene Fairley’s Lady Arrows, reaching the 2021-2022 MHSAA 6A State Championship. Naylor is the daughter of Latoya and James Naylor.

Grant Holmes

Grant Holmes, a senior at Clinton High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball with Hinds Community College. Holmes has been a force at the plate, winning the 2019 Silver Slugger Award. Holmes is the son of Penny and Derek Holmes.


 

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