101-year-old former cheerleader honored at TSU Homecoming

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Age is nothing but a number for a 101-year-old cheerleader who was honored at the Tennessee State University’s homecoming game last week.

Burnece Walker Brunson received the school’s 2016 Grand Marshall award.

She has a long history with the school. Brunson was a member of TSU’s cheerleading squad from 1934 to 1935, and she’s a member of the affinity chapter of alumni cheerleaders.

When WKRN spoke with her in 2012, Brunson said cheerleading was not only her passion, but the way she stays connected to her alma mater.

“Tennessee State is in my blood. I love this school and I will do whatever it takes to keep coming back.”

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