A contingent of four will represent Booneville High School in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All Star games set for the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway later this week.
All of the attendees marks a first for the school.
Lane Beckett is the first male cheerleader from Booneville to be appear at the events, which includes baseball, softball, girls soccer, volleyball and boys soccer on Friday; and girls basketball, boys basketball and football on Saturday.
The volleyball game, will feature LadyCat Haley Carter. Carter is the first LadyCat to suit up for the volleyball game.
A second LadyCat cheerleader, Brooklyn May, who will be attending UCA in the fall, will also be in her cheer uniform for a final time and will be joined by her mother, Rachael May who, for the second time in three years, will be head coach of the West All Star squad.
The mother-daughter duo is, again, a first for the school.
May was tabbed for the award following the Booneville Cheer Cats second state title, also in a three-year span. Ironically, May will be assisted by Jamie Bunting of Springdale Har-Ber, as was the case in 2016.
In her first year as head coach, Booneville had two cheerleaders selected for the all star week, but only one attended.
This is the 10th year cheer and dance have been recognized as separate sports.
The initial all star football roster for the West is void not only of any Booneville players, but any from Conference 4A-4. Magazine’s conference, the 2A-4, was represented only by Danville’s Juan Ponce.
Magazine’s Matt Smith was selected to play in the baseball games, but has declined the offer according to Rattler head baseball coach Randy Loyd.