Calhoun's Carver signs with North Georgia

Calhoun's Carver signs with North Georgia (Alex Farrer,

Calhoun High senior Adella Carver (front row, third from left) signed a softball scholarship with the University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, Ga.) on Friday.

Carver said of the signing: “This means everything to me. There’s no better feeling for me than signing today. I think only 1.6 percent of players make it to play in college, and I’m so blessed to get this opportunity. It is a big deal to me, and I’m so thankful. The biggest thing that helped me decide on North Georgia was the coach. He is great, and the team is amazing too. It’s really a great program. North Georgia is my dream school. It’s beautiful there, and there is no place I would’ve rather gone to. I’m really excited. I’m sad to leave my family, but I’m ready for college. I’m ready to begin that next part of my live and play softball on the next level.”

Also attending the signing were: Sister Lyla McElwee (front row, from left), mother Ashleigh East, father Mike Wheaton, grandmother Janet Bunch, brother Ander East, Calhoun High assistant softball coach Lisa Drake (standing, from left), Calhoun High assistant softball coach Kayla Ralston, travel softball coach Michael Stubbs, stepfather Josh East, travel softball coach Eric Forbes, Calhoun High head softball coach Diane Smith, travel softball coach Jose Tunon, Calhoun High athletic director Hal Lamb, former Calhoun High assistant softball coach Chip Henderson, Calhoun High principal Peter Coombe, Calhoun Middle head softball coach Tony Lindsey and hitting coach Brooks Gallman.