CUMMINGS SIGNS WITH HUSKIES
Capping a prolific career as a track athlete at Millbrook High School, senior Darnell Cummings signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Connecticut on a partial track scholarship. The signing, held on Thursday, June 17, 2010 in the high school library, was attended by Darnell, D. J. to those who know him, his proud mother and an equally proud aunt, Principal Dr. Christine Ackerman, Athletic Director Brian Devincenzi, many coaches including Track Coach Trace Keller, several members of the staff, and a handful of D. J.’s peers. Also, on hand for the signing was a representative of the MSG Varsity network and some members of the local press. D. J. inked the letter at 10:04 to end a very exciting recruiting process.
As if winning the 100 and 200 meter titles at the state meet and solidifying his college plans were not enough to accomplish in a week, Mr. Cummings was named the Poughkeepsie Journal Male Athlete of the Year this week. This is an illustrious and appropriate honor for the fine young man with the million dollar smile. Congratulations, D. J. and best of wishes for the future!