Student full of cheer with US scholarship
THE captain of the King’s School cheerleading team has won a scholarship to Columbus State University in Georgia.
Beth Burrows, 18, from Macclesfield, who is the sister of the King’s School’s trampoline and cheerleading coach Rachael Burrows-Jarvis, has been accepted on to the university programme with a significant bursary.
Beth captained the King’s team in 2014 that came second in the World Cheerleading Championships in Florida.
She said: “It’s a great opportunity. Cheerleading is recognised as a sport in its own right in the USA while it is still in its infancy in the UK, and though we will be performing at some major college sporting and ceremonial events, that will be secondary to our own competitions.”
Beth, who got five As and four Bs in her GCSEs, will study geography in Georgia.
She added: “I’m really looking forward to going to America; it will be so different from living in what is a relatively small town such as Macclesfield, though I will miss my family and friends.
“Cheerleading is the ultimate team sport. It’s not just about athleticism, creativity and hard-work but also very much about the team unit.”