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Charity Moon

Charity Moon From the age of three, Charity remembers going to her dad's football games (he was the coach) and loving the cheerleaders. At the age of six, she became one---and now is hooked for life.

During her school years she enjoyed cheering, gymnastics, twirling, singing, dancing and drama. Upon entering WCU in 1989 she was selected as a cheerleader, was heavily involved in theater and graduated with a BA degree in Theater and a minor in Communications.

After graduation and moving to Atlanta, she had an opportunity to compete with 268 ladies for a position as an Atlanta Falcon cheerleader in the NFL. Thirty-two, including Charity, were chosen and she spent the next year cheering for the Falcons.

A position with Southwestern Community College (SCC) brought her back to the mountains and in 1997 she applied for the coaching position at WCU. Her first year consisted of an all girl squad, and by the second semester guys were added. In her thid year coaching, the squad attended Nationals for the first time in over 10 years. They placed 14th in 2000, sixth in 2001 and last year, Charity's fifth year coaching, they placed third in their division. Moon has coached longer than any other cheerleading coach in the school's history.

In addition to coaching the cheerleaders, Charity is the Enrollment Specialist at SCC, choreographs and performs in plays and musicals, and is currently working on, and hopefully completing soon, a country/blues CD. She has two children, Connor Mackensie, 4 years old, and Alexandria Lane, 9 months. Her husband, Vance, also a graduate of WCU, helps with cheerleading and is a computer programmer.