Here is a list of area high school student-athletes who signed national letters of intent Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period. Athletes are listed by school in alphabetical order with name, sport and school they are signing with:

Blue Springs

• RJ Lawrence, men’s basketball, Pittsburg State University

• Madi Markel, volleyball, Drury University

• Corinne Robertson, wrestling, Ottawa University

Blue Springs South

• Emma Bassford, women’s cross country/track and field, Central Missouri

• Tommy Johnson, men’s soccer, Metropolitan Community College-KC

• McKenzie MacLean, women’s swimming, Oklahoma Baptist University

• Bobby Rivera, baseball, Metropolitan Community College-KC

• Aijah Venerable, women’s track and field, Western Illinois University

• Wyatt Walker, men’s tennis, Rockhurst University

Fort Osage

• Alex (Victoria) Shearer, rugby, Wayne State

• Trevor Skaggs, men’s track and field, Southeast Missouri State

Grain Valley

• Anthony Blanchette, baseball, Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College

• Max Leslie, football, Wartburg College

• Marissa Schmitt, women’s soccer, Northwest Missouri State

Lee’s Summit North

• Cole Dunton, men’s cross country/track and field, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

• Blake Gillihan, men’s cross country/track and field, Missouri Southern State University

• Bryce Leflore, men’s track and field, Ottawa University

William Chrisman

• Kaylynn Donnell, cheerleading, Avila University

• Eli Martin, men’s golf, Graceland University

• Cassie Simpson, volleyball, Graceland University

– The Examiner staff