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By Kaylee M. King

DONALDSON, IN – Anisa Higginbotham, a senior at Michigan City High School, recently signed her Letter of Intent to cheer and dance at Ancilla College.

Higginbotham has been involved in several different team and school groups throughout her high school career. She was a part of gymnastics for seven years, color guard for three years and choir for two years. She also participated in track for three years, dance for one year and JAG for one year.

“We are excited to add Anisa’s gymnastics skills to our program,” said Kaylee King Ancilla’s Head Cheer Coach. “With the ever evolving world of cheer, more and more focus is being placed on the tumbling aspect of the scoresheet. Anisa’s previous experience will allow us to up our score in that category even more.”

“Anisa will be a great addition to the new Ancilla College Dance program,” said Head Dance Coach Mewsette Cartwright. “Her experience in dance as well as in color guard will be a great foundation for her to build upon as a college dancer.”

Anisa is the daughter of Mike and Pattie Higginbotham. While attending Ancilla, she intends to major in Nursing.

Ancilla College (, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 25 associate degrees, eight one-year certificates and 20 athletic programs. Since 1937, the college has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.



Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.

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