Hope's Tristen Jones was featured amongst to top cheerleaders in the Natural State on the hardwood and gridiron this past weekend at the 2018 Arkansas Army National Guard/Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star games held on June 22-23 this weekend in Conway.

Hope's Tristen Jones was featured amongst to top cheerleaders in the Natural State on the hardwood and gridiron this past weekend at the 2018 Arkansas Army National Guard/Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star games held on June 22-23 this weekend in Conway.

This marked the 63rd year of All-Star competition for football and basketball, the 17th year of All-Star competition in volleyball, the 10th year for All-Star Cheer and Dance, and the fifth consecutive year for the All-Star events to be held on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

Hometown standout Jones represented on the West All-Star cheer team during both the girls and boys basketball games at Farris Center and finished out the evening at Estes Stadium for the football game.

She performed halftime in dance and cheer routines of each the basketball and football all-star games and brought spirit of excitement to the hardwood and gridiron as a proud representative of Hope and the 5A Classification.

She was honored as one of the selected elite cheerleaders of the Natural State to be apart and participate at this year's all-star event in Conway and privileged to cheer for the final time of her high school career.

"It was really cool getting to know the different cheerleaders from across Arkansas and all us being there working on one accord. Seeing all the all-star athletes and how they contribute to Arkansas athletics was amazing. I’m just beyond grateful I got to be apart of the experience and represent Hope," Jones said.

During high school career at Hope, Jones earned All-American 11th and 12th grade years, received the 5A All Conference Cheer Award for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 under HHS cheer head coach Kirby Bradley. Jones was also asked to tryout for the NCA (National Cheer Association) Staff and made the team.

She will be working at cheer camps throughout the state this summer. She also signed a National Letter of Intent to cheer at Southern Arkansas University for Muleriders football and basketball teams to be apart of the signee Class of 2018.