All the girls at Coffee High School cheer with
much pride, but one of them may be little more prouder than the rest, with
"She's an amazing
cheerleader she loves us and we love her, so she has fun, she has a lot of
fun," said Halle Pope, Cheerleader.
Kemma Paulk has down
syndrome, but she doesn't let her disability keep her from catching on to the
"She's been cheering
for us just for this year, and she catches on to the cheers just as fast as
In the beginning, her
cheer coach Tiffany Anderson had some reservations about letting Kemma
cheer, she thought it may not have been safe for her,but Kemma changed her
"Almost ashamed that
I didn't give her the benefit of the doubt to start, but it has completely
changed my opinion on what some people consider a limitation," said Tiffany Anderson, cheer coach.
Though Kemma has a
disability it hasn't stopped her from receiving one of the team's highest
"Honorary cheer means
she has a special place on our team,"said Pope.
Kemma's mother says she is
proud of her daughter.
"I am very proud of
her, she's just amazing, she brought a whole lot of joy to our entire
family," said Katora Grady, mother.
And to her entire campus community.
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