DA’s Leah Perry signs with Clarion

Derry Area senior Leah Perry (seated, middle) recently signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Clarion University. Perry, who was joined by cross-country coach Greg Rager, her mother Kathy Perry, father Tom Perry and track and field coach Mark Curcio, was a letterwinner and earned the outstanding player award as first singles on the Derry Area girls’ tennis team. Perry, a three-sport standout, was the top senior runner and a varsity letterwinner on the cross-country team. She also competed in the high jump, long jump, 200 and 60 during the Derry Area indoor track and field season, which took place at Edinboro University. Perry’s personal best was an :8.67 in the 60 dash, and she also competed in the 400 relay, the 200, long jump, high jump, 300 hurdles and 1600 relay during the outdoor season. She has carried a 4.0 grade-point average during the last three years, while also earning distinguished honors, academic excellence awards and participating in the Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy. Additionally, Perry was named MVP of the TGZ Competitive Cheer Club the last three years, while also earning the highest leadership award.

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