Cheer squad participates in regional competition

Amber Nguyen, JagWire web editor

The cheer team competed at the Best of the Midwest cheer competition on Saturday, Dec. 1. In the competition, teams were given either an outstanding, superior or excellent rating. The team received superior on the fight song, and outstanding on dance and chant.

The team competed at Olathe Northwest High School. Instead of the usual one-time performance, the team performed three separate times.

The cheer team has been practicing for this competition since August. Freshman Sara Hempleman thought the work paid off.

“[Our routine], turned out good,” Hempleman said. “It was solid, and we had our routine down.”

Senior Jenna Middaugh thought the most difficult part of the competition was raising enough energy and spirit with her teammates.

“Since a few of the girls were sick and not feeling well, motivating the girls was rough,” Middaugh said. “I’m a bit disappointed with a rating of two but I’m happy we pulled through.”

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