Poteau cheerleader makes history in Wednesday’s signing ceremony; Bates becomes first PHS cheerleader to sign college letter, inking with UAFS

HIP HIP HOORAY! — Poteau cheerleader Alexis “Lexi” Bates completes signing her letter of intent with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith during Wednesday afternoon’s signing ceremony at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center. Sharing the moment is Poteau cheer coach Valerie Odom. PDN photo by David Seeley
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David Seeley
Sports Editor

History was made in Wednesday afternoon’s Poteau High School inaugural signing ceremony at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
Poteau senior cheerleader Alexis “Lexi” Bates became the first PHS cheerleader to sign a letter of intent with a college, inking her John Hancock to a cheerleading letter with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

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