Coach: Meagan Ramirez
Reason for nomination: "Payton is an amazing young lady with a heart of gold! Payton always has a smile on her face. She comes to every practice ready to give 100 percent," said her coach Meagan Ramirez
How do you practice? "In addition to our weekly practices, I run and lift daily. I consider fitness to be one of my biggest passions and believe it is a large reason for my success."
What would you say to someone that wants to join cheer? "I’d tell them to just do it. Although cheer can be a tough sport that pushes your physical and mental limits, the pay off is definitely worth it. Also it is a great way to get involved and make friends"
What are your plans after high school? "After high school, I plan to attend the University of Iowa to study engineering."