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Cheerleaders Make Lasting Impact on Youth

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff

Cheering on the varsity level requires a lot of time and dedication. Growing up cheering in youth leagues, having the right guidance and putting the time in can help anyone achieve their dream. In this case, it is to become a future Mercer County Titan cheerleader.

Lee Ann Mangum, who  served as the Mercer County Youth Sports League director this season, talked about how a group of three seniors made an impact on aspiring young cheerleaders.

“These girls are really special and they have volunteered countless hours to the MCYSL over the last couple seasons,” said Mangum. “They have been lifesavers to me and have taught the girls on our team, including my daughter, so much about cheerleading.”

“More importantly, they have been incredibly good role models for these girls,” she added.

Seniors Emma Buchanan, Alexis Bridgewaters and Caitlin Pendygraft have excelled at the varsity level for MCHS for the last four years competing in in-game competitions, region and state competitions and being able to cheer at the state tournament for both boys’ and girls’ basketball during their high school careers.

More importantly, they have impacted the lives of young girls who aspire to be just like them growing up.

For the full story, pick up your copy of this week’s Harrodsburg Herald.

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