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Kingman’s Lauren Patten – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Hutchinson Community College

By Matt Browning

Lauren Patten of Kingman High School has become quite the leader for her peers and classmates. Being a cheerleader and a presence at sporting events has elevated Patten to the position of someone others can look up to.

“Lauren’s success in cheer is a great example for others and she gets to be part of the team and help build school spirit,” said Deb Elliott, who is a Para at Kingman.

Being a part of the cheer team is something Patten has embraced while being an Eagle.

“I get to be with friends and the cheer captain Tori and her mom Coach Tetrick,” Patten said. “I like being in front of the fans.”

There are many memories that stick to Patten over her time as a cheerleader. From key sporting events to helping out in the community, there are too many for her to point out as being her favorite.

“State football was fun,” Patten said. “I like the dance we learned with the little kids at cheer clinic. I had Uncle John and Frank with me at Hero Night. I went to cheer camp with my Mom and we did a dance to the KHS fight song. We also go out to eat after games.”

Patten said that not only does she enjoy cheering, but everything that goes into being a student at Kingman.

“I love school and all of my classes,” Patten said. “My team are my friends. I don’t like to miss games or practice.”

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