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by Frank Maira

Special to Franklin County Free Press

MONT ALTO, Pa. – The Penn State Mont Alto cheerleading squad has named 
Kaitlyn Mumma (Greencastle, Pa./James Buchanan) its Cheerleader of the 
Month for January.

The award is based on nominations from the team and given to a cheerleader who stands out in her efforts for the month.

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Mumma, a sophomore back/base, was nominated by her teammates for her 
leadership and guidance, and the consistency she provides for stunts.

“Kaitlyn has been something of a quiet leader, but her teammates and I 
have really seen her coming into her own,” said head coach Jennifer 
Deinlein. “When she speaks, she’s offering thoughtful guidance. Her 
experience and consistency as a backspot is helping our newer stunters 
develop, and she also has the versatility to base – and even occasionally fly!”

The Mont Alto cheerleaders cheer at all home men’s and women’s 
basketball games and make appearances at community events.

They wrap up a busy 10-day homestretch with the men’s game vs. Penn 
State-Shenango on Saturday at 2 p.m., and conclude the regular season 
with a doubleheader Friday, Feb. 15, which is Senior Night.

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