One local cheerleader was accorded academic honors and two others were chosen for the college cheer teams, according to Destiny Baker, Sulphur varsity cheer coach.
Madeline Jack was one of only 26 seniors statewide who was honored for her academic excellence, said Baker. Jack was named to Cheerleading Academic All-State and will receive a $100 scholarship.
In order to be eligible for the academic all state honor, she met four requirements:
·Minimum ACT score of 25 or SAT score of 1140
·Cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (based on first 7 semesters)
·Three years of cheering school cheerleading experience is a minimum
·Nominating coach must be a current member of OCCA.
She will also receive a $250 scholarship from the Oklahoma Cheerleading Association.
"It's not easy maintaining a 4.0 GPA, scoring at least a 25 on the ACT, and cheering all 4 years of high school, which is a year round commitment," said Baker.
Another Sulphur senior, Kourtney Davis, found out just recently she made the East Central University cheer squad. and a third, Carleigh Neal, will be cheering for Oklahoma Baptist University.
"We're very excited and proud to have someone continue cheering in college," Baker said.