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College-bound Cougars

Four Escambia Academy student athletes were joined by their coaches and parents April 29 as they signed scholarship agreements to take their skills to the collegiate level. The athletes are, from left, Eli Covington (cross country, Coastal Alabama Community College), Luke Bell (football, Huntingdon College), Zeke McElhaney (football, Faulkner University) and Quinton Odom (basketball, Coastal Alabama Community College). Standing, from left, are coaches and parents Gex Billups, EA Headmaster Susan Kirk James Covington and Brigette Covington, C.J. Bell and Dana Bell, Chris McElhaney and Beth McElhaney, Veronica Odom, Larry Nichols, Jerome Webster.