Times – Captain Shreve’s Destinee Darnell tops Times top athlete voting

Captain Shreve’s Destinee Darnell secured enough votes this week to win the Times online poll for Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission.

Darnell and her supporters racked up 28,604 votes, a solid 49% of the 58,228 votes cast in the weekly online recognition. Those numbers allowed Darnell to top a field of 11 additional candidates, including Northwood cheerleader Kadence Peal, who made a strong run for the recognition with 24,098 votes (41%).

A cheerleader since the third grade, the senior has cheered at Shreve for four years. She enjoys writing poems, and being a member of BSA and National Honor Society.

“Destinee was also a part of the photography club, BETA club, and Fellow Christian Athletes,” Shreve cheer sponsor Alicia Carroway said. “She was also an All-American Cheerleader. Throughout her four years of high school, Destinee has taken the leadership roles as captain of freshman cheer and co-captain of junior varsity cheer.”

Darnell maintained straight A’s her senior year and posted a 4.7 GPA. She plans to attend Southern-Baton Rouge to major in nursing.

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