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Three Seniors Sign With D1 Schools

Congratulations to our National Letter of Intent signees seated from left to right: Daniel Baruch (Boston College/Baseball); Braeden Cannon (URI/Soccer) and Julia Shalansky (Northwestern/Fencing).  Read more about each of them below. The trio enjoyed a campus signing event in November with family and friends.  They are pictured with College Counseling Director Amy Baumgartel Singer '89
Remarks from the Signing Event by Amy Singer:
It is one of the many highlights of my job to work with talented scholar-athletes like the three Wheeler Warriors we are recognizing today. I thought I would say a few words about each of these wonderful seniors.

Daniel Baruch
Dan has been tearing up the pitcher’s mound and hitting “dingers” for years. His name has been synonymous with the excellence of our own baseball team and we can’t wait to see him take the field this spring. From Exit Velocity statistics to hitting the highest number of home runs at one of the most exclusive showcases in Jupiter, Florida only weeks ago, Daniel is a hot prospect. None of us will be surprised to see him wear a Red Sox (we hope!!) uniform one day. Until then, he is headed off to Boston College next year to which he made a verbal commitment as a sophomore in high school. We are most proud to recognize Daniel. 

Braeden Cannon
Since the age of 12, Braeden’s travel soccer team has won almost every single State Cup and league title possible. Two summers ago, Braeden started for the team that won the U17 Club Nationals title and played almost every single minute of the 90-minute games that week - this same team were Finalists again this past summer. At Wheeler, he has been the clutch scorer for our Wheeler Varsity boys team which won the State RIIL title this year. We are fortunate that Braeden has chosen to continue his soccer career not too far away as he will join the Rhody Rams next fall. We thank Braeden for his superlative contributions to our soccer program and can’t wait to watch him again next fall.

Julia Shalansky
We are so proud of the commitment Julia has made to fencing largely beyond the traditional limelight of high school sports. Julia is a nationally recognized foil fencer, who was recently ranked 62nd in the country! She’s been dedicated to the sport most of her life and has won both gold and silver medals in a number of national championships as a member of the Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club team, with whom she has attended and placed in the Summer Nationals throughout her high school career. Julia is in high demand as a junior league fencing referee, and on her own time, she works with these young people on everything from technique to dealing with anticipatory stress. Julia is off to Northwestern next year where she will continue to “get hits” on the fencing strip as she has done hundreds of times already!
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Founded 1889

The Wheeler School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for Nursery, Pre-K, K-Grade 12 serving Providence, RI, Greater Providence and Greater Boston. The Hamilton School welcomes Grades 1-8 with language-based learning differences.