Bonser and Phillips Blacksburg Bound

Students secure college commitments

Kylie Bonser and Courtney Phillips announced their verbal commitments to Virginia Tech for the 2023-24 school year on Instagram on Oct. 6.

Phillips decided between five different schools.  She found her decision to commit to Virginia Tech easy as she fell in love with the school during her first visit.

“I was so excited when I first visited Tech, I immediately knew when I toured, that it was the perfect school for me,”  Phillips, 12, said.

Bonser, a four year member of the cross country and track teams, struggled to decide between two Virginia schools.

“I was stuck between James Madison University and Virginia Tech, but eventually picked Tech because I liked the campus. The Richmond running community has been so good to me and there are many memories I will look back on,” Bonser, 12, said.