Richland cheer squad receives multiple honors

The Richland High School (RHS) varsity cheer squad has had a busy summer and fall. Just prior to the beginning of the school year, the squad attended the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Summer Camp in Gulf Shores, Alabama. They had a great showing with five All-Americans selected from the squad, including Joely Miller, Katie Beth Holmes, Breanna Cook, Jenna McKlemurry and Mallory Chapman. Three RHS cheerleaders, Emily Adams, Breanna Cook and Jenna McKlemurry, were also chosen for the Pin-It-Forward award by demonstrating leadership, spirit, commitment, kindness and motivation.

Additionally, the cheer squad was selected to participate this fall in the 2019 Varsity Spirit’s National Across the Field program. The criteria for selection included growth in the development of their cheer program, attendance at varsity branded camps, a display of group leadership as well as personifying school spirit every day in practice, at football games, at pep rallies and in their community. 

The RHS cheer squad will initiate the 2019 program by signing and composing inspirational messages on a megaphone provided by Across the Field. The megaphone will then transfer to the Pisgah High School Varsity Cheerleaders for them to reciprocate, and so on.  The journey of the megaphone from team to team will be documented via social media and, once completed, a summary of the megaphone’s journey will be published showing the total number of schools and cheerleaders participating in the national initiative. 

Pictured (l to r) are the Richland High School Varsity Cheer Squad members for 2019/20, front row: Mackenzie Ferguson, Kendall Freeman, Coach Terri Sullivan, Jenna McKlemurry, Chesney Stanley, Katie Beth Holmes, Brooklyn Longo and Lola Crozier;  and back row:  Sydney Ragsdale, Captain Breanna Cook, Emily Adams, Co-Captain Joely Miller, Mallory Chapman, Ema Roland and Alyssa Grantham.

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