Louisa’s Kayla Rucker is ‘truly living her dream’
As a cheerleader the word leadership takes on a new meaning. On the sidelines, in the classroom, and in the community. Very few people see the work that goes into those cheers and routines that keep the crowds on their feet.
Since the age of five, Lawrence County’s very own Kayla Rucker aspired to be just that. Kayla became a standout early by becoming a captain of her middle school squad. That squad became state champions in 2012. The same year Kayla became a UCA Allstar National Champion that All Star team brought home two national championships in 2013 and 2014.
Kayla is now a sophomore at Morehead State University. She maintains a 3.0 GPA in the radiology program while continuing her passion for cheering. She spends her summer vacations working for UCA (Universal Cheer Association) teaching at cheer camps in Kentucky,Tennessee, and Alabama.
This year the Morehead all girls squad was showcased on ESPN after winning in their division.
“This was even a bigger deal because we won three in a row this year and that’s never been done in Morehead history,” Kayla said. “It was such an incredible experience because I’ve always wanted to cheer at a college level, and to do so is a dream in itself, but to be a part of two national titles is indescribable! I am truly living my dream.”