Cheerleading is more than memorized routines and pompoms. Leadership is a strong component, so much it’s in the name, and Clinton’s Ashtin Stepp is a true leader.
On Thursday, March 1, Ashtin Stepp signed a letter of intent with Hinds Community College to cheer for the Eagles, where she plans to take her leadership and teamwork to the Raymond campus.
“I really love the environment,” Stepp said. “I know I’ll be able to grow as an individual and athlete.”
Stepp is a four-year member of the Arrow Cheerleading Squad, where she was Captain her senior year. She was awarded Clinton Cheer’s Most Valuable Player during her junior year and the CHS Arrow Award her sophomore year.
“Ashtin is a remarkable young lady who works hard in and outside of the classroom,” Clinton Cheer coach Joshaunda Purvis said. “She is extremely dependable and demonstrates great leadership qualities as cheer captain.”
Fellow Cheer coach Nicole Baker agreed. “Ashtin is a very determined girl who sets goals and will not stop working until she achieves them. I am looking forward to seeing all the great thins she is going to achieve.”
A member of the Lady Arrow Basketball team during her sophomore and junior years, Stepp won Best Defensive Player in 2016.
Stepp has been a member of the National Honor Society since her sophomore year, and a member of the Junior Auxiliary of Clinton since 2014.
Ashtin Stepp is the daughter of Whitney and Josh Stepp.