From l to r, ASD Superintendent Jason Sanders, AHS Principal Tim Erwin, AHS Counselor Quincey Rayfield, Anthony Bennett Jr., mom Wynne Bell, sister Quincya Faulks, and grandparents Mary and Mack Grimes.
Anthony Bennett Jr., a junior at Ashdown High School, is about to live the experience of a lifetime as an official employee on the floor of the United States Senate in Washington D.C. for five months. .
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The 2014-15 Ashdown High School Varsity Cheer Team is made up of four seniors, three juniors, two sophomores, and three freshmen. Seniors Charity Nelson and Amari Davis are captain and co-captain respectively, and the squad coach/sponsor is Mrs. Heather Sheppard.
The AHS Cheer Team were hosts for the NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) summer training camp held in the AHS Helen Parker Gymnasium at the end of July. Nine other high school squads participated in the camp. AHS captain Charity Nelson received the Leadership Award, and six AHS squad members were named All-American -- Maddie McAllister, Kenya Lewis, Jade Kendrick, Lavonica Powell, Kaylie Cobb, and Charity Nelson.
Team Picture -- Stunt group on the left: standing Lavonica Powell (on left) and Kenya Lewis, backspot Arnetta Smith, and flyer Jade Kendrick. Middle stunt group: standing Charity Nelson (on left) and Amari Davis, backspot Shacoya Poole, and flyer Maddie McAllister. Right stunt group: standing Callie Redfearn (on left) and Faren Newberry, backspot Brinlee Ward, and flyer Kaylie Cobb.
All- Americans -- Chosen as All-American cheerleaders by the NCA staff at the summer training camp in July are (left to right) senior Lavonica Powell, freshman Kaylie Cobb, freshman Jade Kendrick, freshman Maddie McAllister, junior Kenya Lewis, and senior Charity Nelson. Standing behind and smiling proudly is Ashdown High School Principal Tim Erwin.