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WCHS’ Baylee Haynes wins NCHSAA cheer scholarship

Revised on: 12.5.2018 at 04:41 p.m.

Posted on: 12.2.2018 at 06:47 p.m.

Carolyn Baylee Haynes, a senior at West Columbus High School, is the winner of the 2018 NCHSAA Cheerleading Schloarship for 1A schools. Haynes plans to attend Clemson University in the Fall of 2019. Baylee has been chosen as an All-American Cheerleader for three years and is also a member of the tennis team. She is involved in several community service endeavors, including Operation Christmas Child, volunteering at soup kitchens, and raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Haynes also maintains a 4.0 unweighted GPA.

The NCHSAA awards four $500 scholarships annually, one to a cheerleader in each of the NCHSAA’s four classifications. To qualify, recipient must be a college-bound senior varsity cheerleader at an NCHSAA member school. Recipients must be on a participating team at the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational for that year and be planning to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education in the year following graduation. Applicants must be well-rounded individuals demonstrating excellence in Cheerleading with outstanding presence of school spirit, community service involvement and academics with a minimum average GPA of 3.0 throughout the student’s high school career.

Haynes and her Vikings teammates finished second in the Medium Varsity Non-Tumble D2 cheer competition held Saturday in Raleigh. Currituck County won the division.

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