PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina High School senior Faith Summers has signed a letter of intent to cheer at USC Aiken.
Summers has been cheering for six years and has five years of tumbling under her belt. It was the suggestion from friends that first got Summers involved in cheerleading after deciding that band wasn’t an activity she wanted to pursue.
“I had a choice between Lander and USC Aiken and I just liked USC Aiken better,” said Summers.
Summers makes sure she finds a balance between school, sports and friends.
“I try to do most of my school work during school, so that afterwards I don’t have to do it after practice, and most of my friends are already on the cheerleading team,” said Summers.
While at USC Aiken, Summers plans to major in nursing. Summers has also been a volunteer at Newberry County Memorial Hospital and has been a Special Olympics volunteer.
“She was trying to find that nursing niche with the special needs, just trying to find where she’d fit,” said Summers mother Shannon Summers.
Summers parents Shannon and Dwayne are more than proud their daughter has committed to attend USC Aiken.
“It’s exciting. We’re ready for her to take that next step. She’s worked hard to get here, so I’m eager to see what she can do,” said Shannon. “We support her in whatever she does as far as tumbling, or getting to her events, trying to make sure we’re always there in the stands supporting her.”
Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.