Girls compete to be 2017 cheerleaders

On April 25, 26, and 27 roughly 30 girls gathered into the high school gym with one goal in common: becoming a 2016-2017 -cheerleader. Every girl went through a three- day clinic at which she learned a cheer and a dance and learned the basics of how to be a cheerleader. After putting in seven and a half hours of work at the clinics, the hopefuls were divided into groups of two or three for tryouts on April 28.

Freshman Kathryn Compton was among the many girls in attendance.

“I was definitely a little bit nervous,” she said. “But everything went good and I made a squad.”

Tryouts for the 2016-2017 school year were the best attended in years. Head Coach Amanda Gross said she was impressed by the number of girls at tryouts.

“A lot of girls showed up to tryouts,” she said. “It’s nice to have both seventh and eighth grade squads and full J.V. and varsity squads.”

Every girl’s hard work and time paid off. All of the girls who tried out were placed on a squad for at least one season. The next thing in store for the 2016-2017 cheerleaders is a week of cheer camp this summer.

By Kenidi Wright