The Melissa Middle School cheerleaders performed at Southern Methodist University’s Tenth Annual Halftime Spirit Extravaganza for its NCAA football game against Rutgers on Oct. 5 in Dallas. This was not only an opportunity for the young cheerleaders to visit a place of higher education, but also an opportunity to showcase the talent of the Melissa Cardinal Middle School cheer squad in front of 19,000 Mustang football fans. Pictured, from left: Natalie Simpson, Chelsea Hathaway, Aubra Martin, Kaiya Hotchkiss, Marisa Brunson, Claire Miller and Abby De La Cruz.