Friends, family and former teammates gathered Monday at the Lions Club Park and Recreation Center as Ellison senior Symone Thomas signed her national letter of intent to play Division I volleyball for Norfolk State University.

“Virginia was not on my radar,” Thomas’ mother, Dolores, said. “She had other offers here in Texas but she chose Virginia because she fell in love with the campus, she fell in love with the program. | 254-501-7562

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