Maddie Lawrence, daughter of Shannon and Todd Lawrence, is our Jet’s Pizza Female Athlete of the Week.
She is a senior at Centennial High School and a member of the varsity cheer team. She is the main base for stunts and is one of the captains of the team.
When thinking about some of her favorite memories with the team, she cites getting sixth at Nationals as one of her favorites with the varsity competitive cheer team.
Lawrence began cheering in fourth grade when she was living in Illinois. She said that she and her friends began cheering for a park district and then she went on to cheer for All Star Cheer. Later, her family moved to Franklin and she immediately tried out for the cheer squad. Flashing forward to her senior year, she is the captain of the varsity competition cheer team.
Her biggest role model is her father, Todd. She said it is because of “how hard of a worker he is and how amazing of a person and father he is.” She added, “His determination and kindness inspire me to be successful.”
Centennial Varsity Cheer Coach, Rita Gregory said that Lawrence has really stepped up to the plate with her leadership skills. and that her positive attitude when leading the squad is important and impressive. She added, Lawrence is “outgoing, kind and truly cares about her fellow man.”
After graduating from Centennial, Lawrence plans to attend Mississippi State University where she wants to study architecture or interior design.