“To me school spirit is very important. It should be top priority to stand behind your school and support all the teams. Cheering for our football team this year was one of the highlights of my senior year in high school. I love my CHS family and the CHS Cheerleaders.”

Age: 18

School: Central High School, senior

Parents: Adrian and Kristy Smith


Book: Kate Brian’s “Private” series

TV show: “Duck Dynasty”

Movie: “Titanic”

Music: Mac Miller

Hangout: “Anytime I’m with my great-grandmother.”

Role model: Mom.

Extra: Brooks, who serves her school as the Willy the Wildcat mascot, was selected as one of more than 50 all-star mascots from across the country to perform in the pre-game show for the 2013 Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1 in Orlando, Fla. The all-American mascots were selected from Universal Cheerleaders Association summer camps based on their overall character development and crowd-leading skills. Brooks also serves on the Student Council, the Future Business Leaders of America and the Best Buddies Club and is a member of Journey Church.

William Taylor

Assistant People editor