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By Derrick Smith

Lakia Jamerson is a cheerleader at Tulsa’s Memorial High School. On game days, it is the job of her and the other members of the cheer team to help cheer on the Chargers and get the fans excited. Jamerson enjoys cheering because of the influence of her family and coaches. “My family is awesome,” she said. “They are definitely my biggest fans. Also, my coach because he has taught me a lot over four years like not giving up and always having fun.”

Jamerson is a senior and captain of the cheer team. She has been a cheerleader for four years. Becoming the cheerleader she is today was not always easy, but Lakia says there were two things that she always told herself. “Stay positive and never give up,” she said. “Stick to those two and you can make it through a lot of stuff.”

There have been many moments that she has enjoyed during her time on the cheer team, but Jamerson says that representing the Memorial Chargers is one of the biggest. “Being able to cheer for my school is a highlight for me,” she stated. “I have also made so many great memories with my teammates.”

As a student at Memorial, Lakia has had a number of teachers that have made impacts on her life. “It is hard for me to pick just one teacher as my favorite,” she said. “Each one of them has taught me something that I will never forget.”

Jamerson has served as cheer team captain all four years of varsity. Outside of athletics, she was a part of the yearbook team. Lakia has also racked up a few other accomplishments. She was named Tutor of the Year, as well as Senior of the Year.