Smith-Cotton High School senior Delaney Thornburgh has accepted a scholarship to join the Spirit Squad at State Fair Community College.

Thornburgh was a varsity cheerleader at Smith-Cotton for two years; before coming to Sedalia she cheered two years at Waverly Central High School in Tennessee. S-C Football Cheer Coach Karmen Butler said, “Delaney is always positive about everything we do. She is great flyer and cheerleader and will be missed on our team."

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Dana Page, SFCC Spirt Squad head coach, said Thornburgh is “very talented, excels in motion and technique, and can tumble. I think she is going to be a huge asset to our team."

Thornburgh continues a string of S-C cheerleaders who have moved up to cheer for the Roadrunners.

“We like to bring local kids in,” Page said. “They are a little bit more dedicated to our program, and their parents are close by. We really push for academic success and having parents close by really helps with that.”

In the photo: Smith-Cotton High School senior Delaney Thornburgh accepted a scholarship to perform with the Spirit Squad at State Fair Community College. Seated with her are her step-father, Erik Kuhlman and mother, Gina Kuhlman; back row, from left, S-C Principal Wade Norton, S-C Basketball Cheer Coach Carrie Martin, SFCC Spirit Squad Head Coach Dana Page, sister Kennedy Thornburgh, S-C Football Cheer Coach Karmen Butler and S-C Athletic Director Rob Davis.