EPC cheerleaders ready to go

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Driving through Lepanto on a school day afternoon, you may just see teenage girls yelling and stomping their feet. No it's not a temper tantrum, these girls are EPC cheerleaders.

The EPC cheerleaders practice a cheer in front of coaches Tammy Turner and Christy McLaughlin last week in Lepanto. (DT Photo/Christina Shipman)

The girls have been working hard to prepare for the new school year going on seven months. "They really work hard," says Tammy Turner, coach of three years. The girls attended a week long cheer camp instructed by Morgan Merris of ASU, in Jonesboro over the summer.

The squad is made up of 22 girls in total, 13 junior high and nine senior high. Regan Roberts spends her last year of high school as senior captain, welcoming back her 15 previous teammates, along with 7 new members.

"We're just ready to get out and cheer our boys," says Christy Mclaughlin, coach of seven years. The girls would like to invite you all out to the first games of the school year on September 5 & 6.

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