HAVING been a cheerleader since eighth grade, Jackson County’s Jordan Harris is ready to take the next step in the sport.
Harris will move on to the collegiate level, signing a scholarship with Brenau recently.
“Ever since (eighth grade), I wanted to cheer in high school and after that, I wanted to cheer in college,” Harris said. “It’s been a lot of work. I figured I worked for it, so I might as well cheer in college, too.
Jackson County cheerleading coach Derelle McMenomy pointed out that Harris is quite the athlete and possessed a strong background in other sports before becoming a cheerleader.
“She didn’t know if she wanted to give up the other sports for this sport that took up so much time,” McMenomy said. “And I was so glad she did. She has just excelled. She led our team. She has high standards for ourself as well as her teammates.”
For Harris, the close-knit environment of Brenau was one of the main reasons she chose to continue her career there.
“I just liked how the school was really small, and it’s just like a family community school,” Harris said. “It isn’t too big. I like how the classrooms are really small and you can get really close to the professors.”
Harris added that the cheerleading team and the coach “were really friendly and welcoming.”
Harris, who plans to major in occupational therapy, called this “a great opportunity.”
“My family can’t really afford to send me to college, so me putting all this hard work into it was really worth it,” Harris said.