The Eastern Morehouse All-Stars hosted their fourth annual cheer/dance/gymnastics clinic at Bastrop High School gymnasium last week.
During the week, participants learned about proper techniques for cheering, dancing and tumbling. The girls learned new cheer dances as well as information on self-esteem, nutrition and personal hygiene. The All-Stars motto is changing one life at a time, one day at a time. “Obesity is widespread throughout the nation,” sponsor Pamela Benton said. “This clinic helps girls get physically fit while doing something they love.” Instuctors for the clinic were Brenna Bethea for cheerleading, Tequilla Winston for dance, Makayla Rayford for gymnastics and Jazona Hill for private coaching. Food service coordinator was Constance Sellers. State Reprasentative Katrina Jackson made an appearance to talk to the girls about self-esteem. Registered Nurse and Grambling State University Instructor Audrey Rogers also came to give tips about healthy eating. Wood Forest emphasized financial responsibility and opened up new accounts for college students that were at the clinic for $1. Parents were also given a chance to get involved and stay physically fit with a new hip hop aerobics class held alongside the clinic. At the end of the clinic, the girls showcased their talents by performing at halftime during the ministers vs members' game on Friday. “It was a tremendous turnout,” said sponsor Pamela Benton. “The game was a community wide event. Everyone from firemen to school board members attended. State Rep. Katrina Jackson awarded certificates of appreciation to the young ladies. It was definitely a night to remember.”