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Cheer squad names Ilima Kaauwai-Walker MVP


March 14, 2017

CHEER AWARD winners are, in front from left, Pippi Somatis, Ilima Kaauwai-Walker, Nicole Grady and Erin Bauer. In back are Hannah Graham, McKenzie Wolfe, Jade Smith and Hailey Miller.

Senior Ilima Kaauwai-Walker was named most valuable player, the Pink Pom Girl of the Year, by her teammates on the Huskies cheer team during an awards banquet held Friday evening.

“She’s someone who is kind to everyone,” said Coach Amber Rosa. “She is amazingly talented.”

Kaauwai-Walker placed seventh in the sport’s all-state selections, and she also won one of two coach’s awards.

“She’s never been on the grade list,” Rosa said. “I’ve never had an ounce of attitude.”

Kaauwai-Walker has never been mixed up in drama or violated the rules, Rosa said. She does eve...

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