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Two Vicksburg High School football cheerleaders Kei’Mya Walton and Kadajai Allen signed scholarships to continue cheering at Alcorn State University.


Walton, who was the VHS Football Head Captain, began cheering in the sixth grade with competitive cheer. She went on to Vicksburg Junior and High School as a cheerleader where she would make many memories.

Kei’Mya Walton

Kei’Mya Walton Signing day: Photo by Ced Tillman

“I remember in eighth grade at UCA Camp where it was tough but we pushed through it and won first place in everything,” Walton said.

At VHS, Walton was one of many cheerleaders who was responsible for pumping up the crowd at the football games on Friday night.

“I love the football games because cheering gives me a rush and pep rallies were also fun,” she added.

For her great cheering, Walton was awarded the Most Spirited and Outstanding Leadership Award. She happily chose ASU as her next destination for her education and cheering.

“I was going to the National Guard at first but I prayed about everything and God led me back to what I wanted to do and there’s no better place the cheer than Alcorn, Walton said.

Walton thanked her family, friends, and coaches for sticking with her along the way. Kei’Mya will be majoring in nursing and she is the daughter of Keith Walton and Charlotte Atkins.


Allen also began cheering at the early age of three with competitive cheer and started back again in the ninth grade at VHS. She eventually became Co-Captain where Friday nights were legendary.

Kadajai Allen

Kadajai Allen signing day: Photo by Ced Tillman

“Senior Night was the best because it was so fun and I had my whole team with me,” Allen said.

Cheering at VHS made a positive impact on Allen where she cherished every moment with her teammates.

“I built a lot of bonds that I can take with me throughout high school and life but it was just an overall good experience,” she said.

Allen had the opportunity to go to Southern University but chose to stay in her home state and attend ASU to cheer.

“It’s close to home and my mom went there so I wanted to follow in her footsteps and I want to cheer for the rest of my life, Allen added. I’m also really excited to experience college cheering with Kei’Mya.”

Allen also expressed her gratitude to her family, friends and coaches. She is the daughter of Jaquita Keller and Lavell Allen

Kei’Mya and Kadajai both cheered under Head Coach Aeriel Patten and they will cheer for Alcorn’s football and basketball team.

Kei’Mya Walton and Kadajai Allen

Kei’Mya Walton and Kadajai Allen signing day: Photo by Ced Tillman

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