Cheer squad holds pageant fundraiser


Photo by Dee Dee Larson

Little Miss West Elementary, Brooklyn Wardlaw Stands with Beauties; Abby Cook, Kaygan Crocker, Karley Ann Ware.

Anna Richey

STARKVILLE, Miss., February 13-14, 2020 —The varsity cheer squad held their annual Little Miss Yellow Jacket fundraiser for pre-k to fifth grade at the Greensboro Center. Cheerleaders helped younger girls learn the proper ways of a pageant.  

“The squad is raising money to help with expenses such as uniforms, signs, flags, squad retreats and routine choreography,said head coach Carol Harris. 

 “Little Miss Yellow Jacket is one of the largest fundraisers boosters have all year. The money raised from the pageant helps pay for things such as competition coaching, equipment, food and some cheerleading gear.”  said cheer booster treasurer Donna Rupp. 

As the young ladies came in, many cheer mothers came to help keep everything organized. During pageant week, there are lots of details we have to make sure are ready for competition night. Such as confirming arrival time for judges, making sure score sheets are printed proofing bios for each contestant, and finalizing script for our master ceremonies, Rupp said.  

The cheerleaders are with the contestants all night. From getting ready, to walking on stage, to crowning. The cheerleaders have a part in every aspect of the pageant. 

Cheerleaders worked beside the stage to help the girls in case they forgot what to do. Many parents lined up outside of the venue to watch their daughters go on stage.  

Winners of the pageant include: 

Emerson Family CenterMost photogenic- Ansley Kate Rigdon; Beauty- Bryleigh-Jase Davis; Miss Emerson- Ansley Kate Rigdon. 

West ElementaryMost Photogenic- Karley Ware; Beauties- Abby Cook, Kaygon Crocker, Karley ware; Miss West Elementary- Brooklyn Wardlaw. 

Sudduth Elementary- Most photogenic- Emily Outlaw; Beauties- Ainsley Outlaw, Madelyn Mazahreh, Dakota Taylor, Margaret Moseley, Braylee Paden; Miss Sudduth- Mamie Gordon. 

Henderson- Most Photogenic- Molly Moody; Beauties- Kiley Davidson, Jaden Claire Everett, Lilla Louise Fulgham, Emily Grace Barnette, Mylam Posleyn Rush; Miss Henderson- Audrie Anne Wells.  

Overstreet –Most photogenic- Bailey Johnson; Beauties- Allie Beth Ingram, Avery Lauren May, Carmen Milian Hollingshed; Miss Overstreet- Mary Audrey Long.