By Fran Hunt
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Prior to going into their game against Munroe, January 21, the Aucilla Christian Academy varsity basketball players were honored during Senior Night. Each player was escorted out by his/her parents and introduced to fans.
“Our Aucilla Athletic Boosters are honored to have a special recognition for our senior Basketball players and their families tonight. This is to commemorate the last time these seniors will play in Aucilla’s gym as a team. We would like to thank these seniors and their families for the commitment they have had to our athletic program,” it was announced.
Senior Taryn Copeland is the daughter of Tom and Debbie Copeland of Greenville. She has played basketball for Aucilla for four years. After graduation she plans on attending St. John’s River State College where she has received a softball scholarship and then transfer to Florida A&M University to attend Pharmacy school.
Senior Anna Finlayson is the daughter of Mac and Mary Beth Finlayson of Ashville. She has played basketball for Aucilla for six years. After graduation she will continue her education at North Florida Community College and then transfer to Flagler College to pursue a degree in Elementary Education and Youth Ministry.
Senior Tiffany Funderburke is the daughter of Joe and Denene Hurst from Thomasville, Ga. She has played basketball for Aucilla for three years. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Valdosta State University to pursue a degree in Nursing.
Senior Nikki Hamrick is the daughter of Beverly Hamrick and Wayne Hamrick of Greenville. She has played basketball for the Warriors for six years. After graduation from Aucilla, she will be attending Tallahassee Community College to pursue a career in dental hygiene.
Senior Kaitlin Jackson is the daughter of David and Cathy Jackson of Monticello. She has been a member of the Aucilla Lady Warriors basketball team for six years. She also serves as the team captain. Upon graduation she is looking to attend the University of North Florida in Jacksonville where she has received an academic scholarship.
Senior Cheltsie Elizabeth Kinsley is the daughter of Paul Kinsley of Pinetta and Emerald Greene of Madison. She has played basketball for a total of eight years. During that entire eight years, she has played with her teammate and fellow classmate Abigail Vasquez. After graduation she has plans to attend North Florida Community College for two years and then transfer to a university to get a degree in accounting and take over her mother’s newspaper businesses.
Senior Sarah Sorensen is the daughter of Eric and Patricia Sorensen of Monticello. She was escorted by her father, Eric, and her sister, Tristen Sorensen. She has been playing basketball for six years. After graduation she plans to attend Valdosta State University, and hopes to become a member of their Cross Country Team.
Senior Lizeth Abigail Vasquez is the daughter of Fredy and Carmen Vasquez of Madison. She has been a member of the Lady Warriors basketball team for four years and she also played three years at her previous school. Upon graduation, she plans to finish her AA at North Florida Community College then transfer to Florida State University or the University of Florida where she hopes to attend medical school to be a pediatrician.
Senior Clark Christy is the son of Anthony and Charlotte Christy of Monticello. He has played basketball for Aucilla for six years. After graduation he plans to attend the college of his choice.
Senior Kent Jones is the son of Jeana Jackson of Perry and the late Marshall Jones. He has played basketball at Aucilla for three years. After graduation, he plans to attend Florida State University to pursue a degree in criminal justice.
Senior Marcus Roberts is the son of Rodney and Monica Roberts of Waukeenah. He has played basketball for Aucilla for three years. After graduation, he plans to attend the college of his choice.
Senior Brandon Darnell is the son of Sondra Darnell of Monticello and Terry Darnell of Wakulla. He has played basketball at Aucilla for three years. After graduation, he plans to attend Tallahassee Community College and then transfer to Florida State University to pursue a degree in Sports Management.
Basketball Players Honored At ACA
By Fran Hunt