Center Point athletic director Mario Laque with student athletes Taylor Vela, left, and Braden Watson, right, who announced their intentions to compete at the collegiate level on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday morning, a pair of standout Center Point Pirate student-athletes publicly announced where they will be pursuing collegiate careers in their respective sports.

Braden Watson, a state champion powerlifter in the 114-pound weight division, has signed with the Midland University Warriors. Located in Fremont, Nebraska, Midland competes at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes level.

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