Seniors Lead Squad of 28 Cheerleaders


SENIORS! These seven senior girls on the cheer team have gotten close over the last 4 years. They will be sad to go separate ways. “The thing I will miss the most about cheer is getting to see my friends everyday and spending all that time with them,” said Lauren Erickson (far left). 

Ava Morgan , staff writer

AWAY GAMES! The cheerleaders show their support at an away game in Evanston. The JV cheer squad rode the bus to Evanston with the varsity and helped superfan at the game.

This year’s cheerleaders tried out for the squad at the end of last school year, an early start to get ready for the big year ahead of them.

The team of 17 varsity and 11 JV members worked all summer holding practices on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7-10:30 am with only a few select weeks off for vacation.

Junior Maddie Smith and senior Brightyn Johns serve as this year’s captains under a new assistant coach, Lacy Hilton. Last year’s head coach Stacey Rappleye still holds her position.

The whole squad showed off their skills they developed all summer at the first day of school assembly and have already made their appearances at many freshman, sophomore, JV, and varsity football games.

The varsity squad traveled to Bosie State where they cheered for the Braves on the famous “smurf turf.” The cheerleaders look forward to state season in January and hope to bring home a title.

HOME TURF: Varsity squad members show off their skills at the first home game of the season. Senior Brightyn Johns is one of the captains of the squad. “I love being a voice for the girls on the team who might be scared to voice their own opinion,” said Johns.