Stu­dent full of cheer with US schol­ar­ship

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY MILL TRAGEDY -

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.”

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