Former LHS cheerleader Morgan wins state recognition

Published 5:06 pm Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cheerleading sometimes gets lost in the mix when fans think of sports. Cheerleading squads, however, compete statewide and Landrum’s cheerleaders are as strong as any 1A team.
Brooke Morgan, who graduated from Landrum High School this spring, was recently recognized statewide as the S.C. Cheerleader of the Year. She was also named the 1A Cheerleader of the Year by
Morgan said the award belongs to her team. She also said after competing against 2A competition every year it felt good to finally beat them.
“Without my team, I couldn’t have done it,” the senior said. “It feels like we’ve finally been recognized as more than just a little, 1A school.”
Her coaches, principals and athletic director surprised Morgan at the school one day with a plaque and the honor. Morgan was nominated for the award by her coach, Christina Graves.
“I nominated Brooke because of her extraordinary talent, commitment, hard work and support to the team,” Graves said. “She is also a very well rounded student by succeeding in cheering, academics, clubs, volunteer work and many other extracurricular activities.”
Morgan cheered all four years at Landrum and was captain in her final two years.

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