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Alyssa Merkley is a senior at Edmond North High School where she is a member of the varsity cheer squad. Her final semester at North may be one to remember, but Merkley and her teammates have made plenty of memories the senior will take with her into the next chapter of her life.

“Representing North and being apart of winning three state championships for my school was amazing,” said Merkley. “I’ve signed with UCO (University of Central Oklahoma) to cheer for them in the fall and haven’t decided on a major yet.”

Also a competitive cheerleader, Merkley has put the time in to become one of the best in the state and she loves being a part of the team.

“My favorite thing about my team is how much fun we have together and how well we can win and lose together while still having good sportsmanship,” said Merkley.

Merkley said her favorite subject is math, but it’s an obvious choice who her favorite teachers were this year. 

“My favorite subject is math because it is easy for me to understand and my favorite teachers are my two cheer sponsors Coach Berger and Coach harness otherwise known as Benny and Bergie because they have grown to be like family to me,” said Merkley.

During the outbreak of COVID-19, Merkley has spent her free time with family and of course doing her schoolwork.

“This spring I have been spending extra time with my family staying home, working out, and doing my online school as well,” said Merkley.

As the senior sets to depart North for UCO, she shares one last message with her family and teammates, “Thank you to my team for making this year so memorable and thank you to my friends family and boyfriend who are always there supporting me through everything,” said Merkley.

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