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Morrilton Prancing Pups reflect on first season

The K.Y.M. Project 2014, LLC (Keeping Youth Motivated) implemented the Morrilton Prancing Pups organization in June 2014 in honor of the late Tammy Hammons, former Morrilton High School honor student and drill team member, to help promote scholarship opportunities for underrepresented students in Conway County and surrounding areas through academics, music, dance, cheer and sports.

Proceeds help fund the annual Tammy Hammons Drill Team Legacy Memorial Scholarship and the Ora Lee Toney Diversity Teacher’s Memorial Legacy Scholarship.

The 2014-2015 season highlights included a 25-member squad representing Conway, Fayetteville, Morrilton and Russellville schools. The squad performed and cheered at several local and River Valley Area schools, parades and at Morrilton Youth Association basketball games.

The program performed live on Fox 16 News and was featured on KVOM 101.7 FM. Lastly, the Morrilton Prancing Pups concluded the season with a final cheer performance at the annual spring “Powder Puff” game at MHS Devil Dog stadium.

Community and corporate sponsors were Arkansas Braces, Arkansas Welding, Davenport Welding, Duncan’s Elite Martial Arts Academy, Drs. Jon and Barbara A. Lofton of Fayetteville, Funk Fusion Academy, Petit Jean Meats, Pizza Hut and Pizza Pro.

The non-competitive cheer and dance program is open to girls in grades kindergarten through second (Pom White) and third through seventh (Pom Silver).

For more information, contact executive director Kym L. Walls at thekymproject2014@gmail.com or visit thekymproject2014.com.