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Local a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
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Alex Hermes, of Ruston, is now a member of the 2012-13 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Squad. Pictured above is Hermes during a field event.

In what she calls a “spur of the moment decision,” Alex Hermes, a Ruston native, had a life defining moment.

“Last year, I decided to audition for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading Squad about a month before tryouts were scheduled,” Alex said. “I ended up making it to the very end of training camp and getting cut on the last night. I decided, at that moment, that I was going to do whatever I needed to do to get on that squad the next year.”

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