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Varsity Cheerleaders earn Tiger STRIPES

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5ccc5b87baa3e2019 Cheer Tiger STRIPES recipients from left to right: Robbie Armstrong, Cheyenne Clum, Ashton Cotton, Alex Velotta, Alex Cockrell, Brenna Humphrey, and Alex Mullins.
2019 Cheer Tiger STRIPES recipients from left to right: Robbie Armstrong, Cheyenne Clum, Ashton Cotton, Alex Velotta, Alex Cockrell, Brenna Humphrey, and Alex Mullins.

Seven varsity cheerleaders were presented Tiger STRIPES Awards at the 2019 Cheer Banquet earlier this week.

Seniors Cheyenne Clum, Ashton Cotton, and Brenna Humphrey along with juniors Robbie Armstrong, Alex Cockrell, Alex Mullins and Alex Velotta were all recipients of the award, which recognizes athletes for demonstrating the Tiger STRIPES traits of Service, Trust, Respect, Integrity, Positive Attitude, Excellence, and Self-Discipline.

Clum was recognized for Service because he "always volunteers to help when needed. He works extra shifts at events without being asked."

The character trait of Trust was given to Cotton because she "can always be counted on to get the job done and she is there for her teammates at all times."

Armstrong was described as "always respectful when speaking to his teachers, coaches and other adults" in earning his medallion for Respect. 

Velotta, "an excellent role model for her teammates who always does the right thing" was honored for her Integrity.

Cockrell received the Positive Attitude award because "instead of complaining, she works hard to constantly improve and encourages her teammates at all times."

Excellence recognition went to Humphrey, a team captain and All-State Cheerleader, for leading "her team by example" and being a "great role model for younger cheerleaders in the community."

Mullins was honored for his Self-Discipline. He is the "first one into practice and immediately start working." Coaches said his "self-discipline is evident in how much he has improved since tryouts last year."

Broken Arrow coaches in every sport are encouraged coaches to create an atmosphere of competition and excellence in each sport, and to use Tiger STRIPES to instill attributes within young BA athletes that go beyond the game.