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Volume 63, Number 21                             Serving the community of Edwards Air Force Base, California                                    November 20, 2015


Students served full-ride volleyball scholarships

by Rebecca Amber
Staff writer

  On Nov. 13, in front of Desert High School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber
students and family, seniors Devyn Cross
and Elizabeth Shelton signed National Let-       On Nov. 13, in front of the school and family, Desert High School seniors Devyn Cross (signing) and Elizabeth Shelton signed National Letters
ters of Intent to attend the University of Ari-  of Intent to attend the University of Arizona next fall on volleyball scholarships.
zona next fall.
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  Both students will receive a full-ride vol-    best game in high school so far was during                                                     microbiology. It was her eighth grade teacher
leyball scholarship amounting to around          the California City Tournament against Santa     we had fun, we talked, we laughed. It was     that really inspired her to love science.
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  “Today dreams are getting wings,” said           “We played so well in that game it was ri-       Arizona appealed to Shelton because of its
biology, anatomy and physiology teacher,
Debbie Lewis.                                                                                     academic support programs for student ath-

  Cross and Shelton both played as middle
blockers in high school. According to Lew-
is, they were discovered one year ago when
University of Arizona coach, David Rubio,
was contacted about two “young, undiscov-
ered volleyball players out here in the des-

  After Rubio attended a game, Cross vis-
ited the University of Arizona in the fall of
2014 and within two weeks of that visit, was
given the opportunity to verbalize a commit-
ment. Shelton’s verbal offer came in July of
2015 after she recovered from injuries and
played club volleyball for a season. She also
attended two summer camps, one of which
was at the University of Arizona.

ing window opened Nov. 11 and closed Nov.
18. Cross, Shelton and their parents signed
Nov. 13 in the school gym while members
of the student body cheered them on. The
documents were immediately faxed to the
university and then the original copies were
sent by mail.

  “It was a golden opportunity for me, which
is why I accepted. I am extremely, extremely
grateful, and honestly I would not be here at
all without the coaches and the team,” said

  Shelton joined the Scorpions volleyball
team her freshman year at DHS where she

Road work on Rosamond Blvd. begins Dec. 3

  Road repair on Rosamond
Boulevard begins Dec. 3 and
continues through Jan. 14,

  The speed limit around the
duced to 45 mph.

  Drivers should plan accord-
entering and leaving the base
through the West Gate.
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