Another amazing Dade County athlete is going to be taking her talents to the next level. On May 4th, Dade County Cheerleader Makenna Case signed a letter of intent to join Jacksonville State University Gamecocks’ Cheer squad.
Case is the first cheerleader from Dade County to be signed to a Division I squad. And it isn’t surprising, following a storied career as a Wolverine. Case has been a 4-year Competition and Sideline Cheerleader who helped her team to 3 GHSA Competition Sweet Sixteen Finishes and 3 GHSA GameDay Top Ten finishes. As an individual, Case was a Region 7AA All-Region Squad member three times, and 2021-22’s Region 7AA Cheerleader of the Year.
Case’s talents aren’t restricted to the sideline or a competition mat, either. Case earned the highest GPA amongst DCHS cheerleaders for all 4 years she was on the squad; ending her high school career with a 4.0 Cumulative GPA. She is also entering Jacksonville State as a Sophomore due to having already completed 30+ college credit hours. As an avid member of the FBLA, Case also has 100+ hours of community service completed.
The Mountain Valley Independent wishes Makenna Case well as she continues her illustrious cheerleading career; and would like to thank Coach Hurst for providing the above information.
by Orey Yates