Atmore's freshman maids

Published 7:12 pm Wednesday, February 14, 2007

By By Matthew Nascone
The Faulkner State Community College Sun Chiefs men's basketball team defeated Enterprise Ozark Community College 94-78 Feb. 5 on Homecoming, but the game was not what mattered to two Sun Chief cheerleaders.
For Jade Williams and Stacey Gibbs, the game was all about representing their school as Freshman Homecoming Maids. Williams, a 2006 graduate of Escambia County High School and Gibbs, a 2006 graduate of Escambia Academy were two of six Freshman Maids for the Homecoming celebration.
Williams' mother, Julia Stroud, said this was an honor for her daughter. She said she was glad Jade was able to continue her education on a cheerleading scholarship to Faulkner. Gibbs is also on scholarship for cheerleading at Faulkner.
"We are really excited for both of them," Stroud said. "It is a good experience for them to be able to cheer and to do the exhibitions and go to school. It is a good opportunity for them to further their education and meet people."
The two cheerleaders have known each other for several years.
"They have played softball with each other in the past and being in a small community, everybody knows everybody," Stroud said.
The girls participated in the Homecoming festivities at the game and were part of the lead-out presentation at the dance Feb. 7.
The process for becoming a maid was a school wide function, not only at the main campus in Bay Minette, but at the campuses in Fair Hope and Gulf Shores as well.

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