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Yorktown Student going to Colts Cheerleading Finals

By Jeri Rechanadter
Muncie Star-Express

caseyaWhile the 91 other remaining Colts cheerleader hopefuls were performing in front of judges on April 22, Yorktown’s Kasey Ashley was lying in a hospital bed with a kidney infection.

When her mother, Lisa, called the coach to tell her of Kasey’s situation, she expected the coach not to know who she was talking about, what with nearly 100 candidates, and for Ashley simply to be invited to try again next year. Quite the opposite happened.

The coach told Lisa she knew exactly who Kasey was and that her scores were high enough already to take her to the finals despite missing the practice.

“She said to tell her that ‘her health is the most important thing,'” Lisa said. “Tell her to ‘get healthy and be back Tuesday to learn a new dance.'”

The Yorktown High School senior is now in the final 66 and will compete in the final round, the Cheerleader Audition Showcase at 7:30 p.m. May 5 at Plainfield High School.

Voting for the public’s favorite cheerleader is still open online at www.colts.com. As of April 27, Ashley had moved up to second place on the leader board. To vote for Kasey Ashley, look for number 247.

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