Former Franklinton resident is ‘Best All-around’ at ESPN event

Published 12:27 am Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ieiesha Dillon, a former resident of Franklinton, has been cheering for the past nine years in Gulfport, Miss., where she now resides. She and her teammates have won three back-to-back state championships, 2010-2013. This past February, her team placed fifth in the nation and third in the world in coed teams in an event held at Disney World at the ESPN Center.

Dillon was awarded the best all-around cheerleading trophy for 2013. She also has been nominated for Harrison Central High School’s Hall Of Fame. She leads her team with various types of flips, stacking, and lots of motivation. Also on the team is Destiny Ausmer, the daughter of former resident Daphne Lowe and the granddaughter of James and Edna Lowe of Franklinton.

She will be attending the University of Southern Mississippi with GPA of 3.0 and will be a USM cheerleader in the fall of 2013. Her major will be fashion and merchandising with a minor in business.

Dillon is the daughter of former Franklinton residents Cory and Angela Dillon and the granddaughter of Rev Clifford and Anita Jefferson, Debra Dillon, Howard Conerly and Shirley Warren, all of Franklinton. She is the great-granddaughter of Ada Brumfield, also of Franklinton.