Announcements and Important Events
Ashion Parks: Ashion was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, graduating from Grand Rapids Christian High School in 2013. Ashion participated in sideline and competitive cheer all four years. After high school Ashion attended Grand Rapids Community College. She is currently a nursing supervisor at a senior living community and a mother to an amazing 4-year-old boy.
Ashion began coaching at Grand Rapids Christian Middle School during her senior year of high school. but then stopped to attend college. She came back to coaching, joining Celeste, in 2015 at GRCMS for both sideline and competitive cheer. Last year she joined the high school coaching staff as an assistant coach to Jacquie DeJonge during the sideline and competitive season. We are excited to welcome Ashion as a co-head coach for the GRCHS cheer teams!
Ashion shared a favorite memory of Jacquie: Long days of hard-core practices that led our competitive cheer team to state finals in 2013! :)
Celeste Johnson: Celeste was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School in 2015. During her four years at GRCHS, Celeste participated in sideline and competitive cheer. In 2019, Celeste graduated from Calvin University with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Spanish, and currently works at a preschool as a Family Coach.
Celeste has been coaching sideline and competitive cheer for GRCMS since 2015. Last year she joined the high school coaching staff as an assistant coach to Jacquie DeJonge during both seasons of cheer. We are excited to welcome Celeste as a co-head coach for the GRCHS cheer teams!
Celeste shared a favorite memory of Jacquie: Jacquie would incorporate ideas from the cheer team into competitive routines. These ideas made our cheer routines more personal and creative.