East Central University cheerleaders pose at the recent National Cheerleader Association Collegiate Nationals competition in Daytona Beach, Fla. The squad advanced from the first round straight to the finals with a final ninth place standing in its division. Members of the squad are Yakira Essix (foreground) of Commerce, Texas; surrounded by (front row from left) Jamie Tigert of Sulphur; Mercy Anderson of Sulphur; Cheyenne Overturf of Little Axe, and adviser Jill Clark. Middle row, Myron Euwins of Chickasha; Isaias Lopez of Pauls Valley; Isaac Ramirez of Victorville, Calif.; Dustin Hawkins of Little Axe; Shane Anderson of Konawa; Kelvin Wood of Tipton. Back row, Alicia Shakelford of Savanna; Jessi Miller of Pauls Valley; Jaylea Thompson of Davis; Amanda Rember of Muskogee; Kaile Radford of Ada and Brandi Ivey of Purcell.