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Former West Forsyth cheerleader will be at Super Bowl as part of Panthers’ TopCats

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Kloi Irving, a 2011 graduate of West Forsyth High School, will perform at the Super Bowl as a member of the Carolina Panthers’ cheerleaders, the TopCats. “ You grow and become so close,” Irving says of the squad. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” (Courtesy of Goodstuff Creative via The Winston-Salem Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — All eyes will be on Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers’ teammates Sunday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

But in one pocket of Advance, a crowd of people will pay more attention to the sidelines during Super Bowl 50, hoping to catch a glimpse of a hometown girl fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Advance native Kloi Irving, 23, is among 28 women on the TopCats, the Panthers’ cheerleading squad. She and everyone else who works for the Panthers are going to the Super Bowl courtesy of owner Jerry Richardson, who is covering their expenses.

Irving, a 2011 graduate of West Forsyth High School, is scheduled to arrive in Santa Clara, Calif., on Friday and return to her home in Charlotte on Monday.

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