Varsity Cheerleaders Make History with Fourth Straight National Title
Our varsity cheerleaders won their fourth straight National Title at the Christian Cheerleaders of America (CCA) competition over the weekend.
They are the only team in the history of the CCA to win the title four years in a row, beating out over 200 other private and public school teams from North Carolina, Texas, California, and several other states.
“Our girls worked incredibly hard against teams twice their size,” said head coach Angela Hope. “It’s unheard of for a small varsity team to win, especially since we had six freshmen on the team who had never competed in this competition before this weekend. The girls were committed to each other and remained resilient throughout the competition.”
“Our cheerleaders have set a standard for all our athletic teams to emulate,” said Athletic Director Bryce Bevill. “The program is built on dedication, commitment, and sacrifice. Congratulations to Coach Hope, our seniors, and our entire cheer team.”
In addition to winning the overall competition, the team took first place in the music and tumbling divisions. Both the team’s routines in the music division received zero deductions, which was a difficult feat to achieve, said Hope. Four cheerleaders also won the Cheer Scholar Award: Kaleigh Ballagh ‘20, Yannet Ephrem ‘19, Mia Olson ‘19, and Katie Duffett ‘19. The award recognizes student excellence in academics and athletics, and qualifies them for scholarships from numerous colleges and universities.