Former Mississippi State University and Jones County Junior College cheerleader Hanna Burnette is in her first year as cheerleading coach at East Mississippi Community College after joining the EMCC family this past June.
Currently seeking her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a minor in business from Mississippi State, Burnette cheered for the Bulldogs this past year while making the Dean’s List. Prior to transferring to MSU, she was a cheerleader and diamond girl at JCJC in Ellisville.
In addition to cheering at Jones County, Burnette was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and involved with JCJC’s Student Government Association. She was also a 2016 recipient of the school’s Bobcat Leadership Award.
While attending Jones County, Burnette gained valuable experience by coaching both boys and girls gymnastics and cheer at Laurel Gymnastics and Cheer in her hometown. Along with serving as a cheerleading coach for her high school alma mater at South Jones, she also contributed her cheer expertise during the summer months at Beat Four Elementary School in Waynesboro.
The former Hanna Tolbert is married to Garrette Burnette, of Florence, who also cheered at MSU and JCJC.