Malvern Daily Record
Lady Warrior ‘Big 3’ cheerleader’s Kratz, Lee and Chastain ink NLI
DONALDSON — A trio of topnotch student-athlete Ouachita Warrior cheerleaders signed a National Letter of Intent to further their careers at prestigious in-state universities. Ouachita Warrior cheerleaders Riley Kratz, Madison Lee and Julianne Chastain all celebrated their shining moments on signing day Tuesday at the Ouachita High School Gymnasium. Kratz signed to cheer at Ouachita Baptist University, while Lee and Chastain inked NLI to join Henderson State University Reddie cheer team.
These standout Warrior cheerleaders helped Ouachita earn success during cheer competition season in the fall. Ouachita finished productively during cheer competitions hosted at Lake Hamilton and El Dorado and finished third place overall at the Arkansas Association Activities State Cheer Championships in Hot Springs. Ouachita competed in the Game Day Team Championships in the 1-2A Division to finish as one of the overall top cheer teams in the state.
During summer cheer camps, Kratz, Lee and Chastain each earned accolades to excel with Ouachita’s team to prepare for their upcoming competition season under the direction of head coach Amy Fulmer.
Finishing this year’s competition season with success, Fulmer is proud of these three standout cheerleaders and value their hard work and dedication as devoted team members of Ouachita.
“I am so excited to continue my cheer career at OBU! Even though I have only been a cheerleader for one year, I absolutely love it and can’t wait to make memories with my new squad.” —Riley Kratz
“I am beyond excited to start cheering at HSU! I have always wanted to be a cheerleader. I have loved cheering throughout high school. I’m so excited to continue my career at HSU! Go Red!” —Madison Lee
“I am so excited to start cheering for HSU. I’m nervous about cheering at a much bigger school, but I know it will be a great experience! I am also ready to cheer for football for the first time. Go Reddies!” —Julianne Chastain