Canfield High School's girls' golf team seniors Olivia DeMartino and Michele Whiteleather announced their collegiate athletic plans on May 15.
Olivia will be attending Mount Union University to play for the Purple Raiders and Michele will be attending John Carroll University and competing with the Blue Streaks.
Olivia is a three year varsity letter-winner for Coach Diane McCall's Lady Cardinal Golf Team. She contributed to the team's conference championship and trip to the state tournament. Her impressive play twice earned her all-conference honors in the All-American Conference and all-district honorable mention recognition by the Northeast Ohio Golf Coaches Association.
Photo by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier
Canfield Girls Golf Team members Olivia DeMartino and Michele Whiteleather held a joint signing on May 15 to continue their golf careers in college. Pictured from left are: Tony and Gail DeMartino, Olivia, Michele and Mary Ann and Mark Whiteleather.
In the classroom, Olivia maintains a 3.942 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is also a member of Canfield's award-winning band and choir throughout her four years at C.H.S. She is an accomplished pianist, a member of the school's Drama Club and been a cast member in school productions.
Michele is also a three-time varsity letter-winner and contributed to the team's playoff success. She earned second team all-district recognition by the Northeast Ohio Golf Coaches Association in her junior year and all-A.A.C. honors and all-district honorable mention in her senior year.
Michele's accomplishments off the links include a 3.957 GPA. She is active in the National Honor Society, the Leo's Club, the speech and debate team and numerous roles in plays put on by the school's drama club. She is a member of the band and choir and volunteers to play at her local church.
Michele said she plans to major in accounting at John Carroll.
''I chose John Carroll University because it is a good business school and it is close to home,'' Michele said.
Olivia plans to major in history at Mount Union.
''I chose Mount Union because it is close to home and I love the atmosphere of the campus,'' she said.
Coach McCall gave both golfers a bouquet of roses.