Thursday Plymouth High School Senior Jaylee Ramirez committed her future academic and athletic career to Bethel University.

Bethel University is a four-year college located in Mishawaka. Jaylee chose Bethel because the moment she did her college tour in the summer they were very welcoming and checked off all the boxes that were for her dream college.

Jaylee is the daughter of Luis and Cherie Ramirez. Jaylee plans on majoring in Elementary education.

Jaylee plans to compete for the competition and game day cheer teams. Jaylee participated in band for 2 years, was a part of the special education program for 2 years, and has been in many different theater classes.

Bethel University is an NAIA School that competes in the Crossroads League. Other schools include Goshen College, Indiana Wesleyan, Marian University, and Taylor University.

Head Cheer Coach Brenna Langowski said about Jaylee: Jaylee is an all-around strong athlete that is able to achieve anything she puts her mind onto. Jaylee is extremely dedicated and hard-working. This past year has been great to get to know her and I wish I had to opportunity to coach her for more than 1 year, however, in the last year she has really shown me and her team what a true leader is. One memory that sticks out to me is at our first cheer competition at Triton, she was extremely ill, and I remember her wanting to go onto the mat with her team, and because of her dedication to the team we brought home the WIN. Jaylee was our main base in all of our stunts, and if it wasn’t for her, we would have had to change the entirety of the routine in 2 short hours. I am proud to be her coach and even more proud of her for achieving her goal of making BOTH the game day and competition team at Bethel University. Many do not understand what it truly takes to be a cheerleader, and many do not know what it takes to be a collegiate athlete. Being a collegiate athlete is the next level and will be some of the best memories you can hold. A cheerleader that is receiving an athletic scholarship is far and in between in the cheer world, but Jaylee has done it! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for her and all of her goals she has set out to achieve.