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August 19, 2021

Pamela Reese Benton

One of Bastrop LA's biggest champions has made her way home. Pamela Reese Benton has been a trailblazer and motivator all of her life. She was one of six siblings born to Minnie C. Reese, her 90-year-old mother. She was one of the first African-American cheerleaders at Bastrop High School. She was named "Who's Who Among American High School Students" and participated in the 1983 Aloha Bowl as a National Cheerleader in Honolulu, Hawaii. Pamela had the privilege of being a member of the Mu Sigma Honor Society. She was a member of the Bastrop High School graduating class of 1984 and went on t...

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