Bainbridge High School Bearcats cross country and track performer Jovonte Ross signs an athletic scholarship with Brewton Parker College as his family and coach observe. From left to right are Ross’s uncle and Bainbridge High School history teacher Kelvin Wells, Ross, cross-country coach Jenny Oldaker, his grandmother Irene Ross and his father Ricky Ross.|Joe Crine
Bainbridge High School Bearcats cross country and track performer Jovonte Ross signs an athletic scholarship with Brewton Parker College as his family and coach observe. From left to right are Ross’s uncle and Bainbridge High School history teacher Kelvin Wells, Ross, cross-country coach Jenny Oldaker, his grandmother Irene Ross and his father Ricky Ross.
Photo by: Joe Crine
 

BHS runner signs

Published 7:08pm Friday, March 1, 2013

Bainbridge High School Bearcats cross-country and track runner Jovonte Ross signed a scholarship Friday morning with the Brewton-Parker College Barons of Mount Vernon, Ga.

Looking on as he signed in the Bainbridge High School gymnasium hospitality room were his father Ricky Ross, his grandmother Irene Ross, his uncle and Bainbridge High School history teacher Kelvin Wells, and Bearcats and Lady Cats cross-country coach Jenny Oldaker.

In October, Ross was named Bainbridge High School male winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman for the 2012-2013 school year. The honor recognized his excellence in academics, athletics and community and school leadership.

He was senior captain of coach Lisa Enfinger’s Bearcats cross-country team. Ross ran for Oldaker his junior year.

Ross finished third in the region cross-country meet, and is an honor roll student with a 3.4 grade point average.

Ross is also a “Golden Guide” and a member of the Bainbridge High School Future Farmers of America chapter.

In his track career, Ross has competed in the 800-meter and 1,600-meter runs and been on the 4-by-400-meter relay team.

He lists Oldaker, Enfinger, track coaches Larry Cosby and Dr. Larry Clark and cross- country community coach Greg Waddell as being positive influences in his life.

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