High School cheerleaders have been named for the 2015-16 school year.
varsity squad will be led by captain Tana Moody and co-captains Hannah Rau and
Ali Yee. Others are Dyllan Boykin, Kayla
Broune, Payton Del Rio, Charlotte Elliott, Madison Everage, Destiny Garcia, Cassidy
Green, Kyleigh Land, Katelyn McElroy, Paige Mihilakis, Faith Nestle, Shay Pool,
Cameron Porter, Lauren Riggan, Caitlynn Sabin, Katie Smith-Brown, Maddie Tatum, Savannah
Wark, Cody Welch, Emily Williams, Olivia Winchester, Mikala Winn, and Destiny
Young. The “Pirate Pete” mascot is
cheerleaders attended a four-day NCA Performance Camp on June 8-11 on the
campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Cheerleaders attended
classes covering game day cheers and chants, jumps, dances, baskets, stunts,
and pyramid building, while emphasizing safety and team building.
squads earned the Performance Top Team Trophy, which is awarded to teams that
best exemplify the best cheerleading technique, skill incorporation, and
performance ability. They had to perform
a spirited entrance and a cheer, students, or pyramid learned at camp to
incorporate running or standing tumbling.
students also earned the Stunt Safety Award for stunting safety while
displaying excellent technique in safety, spotting, and stunt as well as the
Spirit Stick Award, which is given to teams that exhibit all the qualities
cheerleaders should have – heart, diligence, dedication, good sportsmanship, a
positive attitude, and teamwork.
the All-American team were Tana Moody and Payton Del Rio, who both stood out as
outstanding individuals with advance jumps, a spirted entrance, and a perfect
nominees from Granbury were Kayla Broune, Charlotte Elliott, Madison Everage, Payton
Del Rio, Kassidy Green, Tana Moody, Shay Pool, Cameron Porter, Maddie Tatum, Cody
Welch, Mikala Winn, and Ali Yee. These
students were selected by NCA instructors throughout the week for displaying
superior cheerleading techniques in any of the following area: jumps, tumbling,
stunting, motion technique, leadership, and dance.
Mascot Maclane May was also nominated as
All-American and received the Most Creative Mascot award.
above are: back – Savannah Wark, Katie
Smith-Brown, Charlotte Elliott, Shay Pool, Maddie Tatum, Kyleigh Land, Emily
Williams, Mikala Winn, Cassidy Green, Faith Nestle, Destiny Garcia, Cameron
Porter, Kayla Broune, Destiny Young, Paige Mihilakis, mascot Maclane May; front
– Madison Everage, Payton Del Rio, Lauren Riggan, Katelyn McElroy, co-captain
Hannah Rau, captain Tana Moody, co-captain Ali Yee, Caitlynn Sabin, Olivia
Winchester, Dyllan Boykin, Cody Welch.