What was already an important day Friday took on even more meaning for Augusta Prep’s Allison Rector.
Allison’s father, Charles Rector, who is in the Army, drove from Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday to see his daughter sign her letter of intent to row for Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla.
“He drove 1,100 miles from Texas to be here today, and it’s special,” said Allison.
Rector wasn’t about to miss his daughter’s signing. “Next week I go to Afghanistan, so I’m going to miss graduation,” he said.