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Mount Vernon resident Malaya Sherman, 9, displays some of the awards she has received over her cheerleading career. The fourth-grader at Pleasant Street Elementary has won six individual national championships.
Mount Vernon resident Malaya Sherman, 9, displays some of the awards she has received over her cheerleading career. The fourth-grader at Pleasant Street Elementary has won six individual national championships. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
February 19, 2013 3:54 pm EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — Malaya Sherman accepted her trophy for winning first place at the AmeriCheer Winter Open National Championship in Columbus on Feb. 9.

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The trophy will go on the shelf with all her other cheerleading trophies. There are almost too many to count.

Malaya’s title is the latest in a career that includes dozens of regional titles, team awards, place ribbons, medals — and six national titles.

Malaya has even been honored with a resolution at the Statehouse — and she will receive another one later this year.

It’s all in a day’s work for the 9-year-old Mount Vernon star.

“I love to cheer,” Malaya, a fourth-grader at Pleasant Street Elementary, told the News. “I get to express my feelings when I’m out there. I’m not like when I have to hold it back at school.”

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