But in the age of COVID-19 and social distancing, a Facebook post will have to suffice.
Clinton High School’s Trace Wandell has signed scholarship papers with Maryville College.
His sister, Kelley, graduated from Maryville College this year.
His father, Tracy L. Wandell, posted on Facebook: “Of course we would have loved for this to have been announced at Clinton High School; we would have had a special signing with his coaches and friends. But we made the best of it here at home.
“We are so appreciative of so many who have supported Trace, fans who cheered for Trace, and those who gave Trace a chance to play the game he loves along the way. Thanks to all his coaches, from Claxton Optimist, Clinton Middle, then on to Clinton High.
“Coach James Jones Coach Chris Lockard, Coach Housley, Coach Thack, Coach Casey Daugherty, Coach Tyler Drummer, Coach Vaughn Harrison and Clinton High School AD Brad Collette
“Thanks to Maryville Scots Coach Raul Placeres and staff.”