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NEXT LEVEL COMMITMENT In an effort to recognize the hard working student athletes in our community, Venture Meridian held it’s first ”Meet and Greet” last month at CapEd Credit Union in Meridian. We invited all Meridian and Eagle High School seniors who signed or committed to play sports in college next year to attend the event. We had an impressive turnout despite spring being a busy time of year for high school students. This event gave the students an opportunity to mingle with other student-athletes, get their picture taken and answer a few questions from our student writer, Angela Pierce.

Martha Tooley

Martha is currently an Eagle High School Mustang, but will soon become a College of Idaho Yote. This fall Martha will attend the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho and will join the softball team. Martha’s softball experience has been full of memorable moments including a 5A State Championship win. Martha accredits her late softball coach of seven years, Doug Corta, as her motivation. One piece of advice Martha has for other student athletes who hope to play a college sport is, “Be a student first and follow your dreams.”

Blake McFadden

Blake is a senior at Meridian High School. In the fall, Blake will attend Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Oregon. Blake is a pitcher with an 85 mph fast ball and hopes to further develop his talent playing college baseball. While in high school, Blake dedicated himself to numerous hours of hitting and pitching to prepare for the next level. When asked what his most memorable moment in baseball has been, he shared, “Going to Arizona over spring break and making it to state with his high school baseball team.” As Blake prepares to leave for college he wants his community to know that “opportunity comes to Idaho too.”

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