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by Katrina Russon, Captain
Until last weekend, the cheerleading season had been a disappointing one for SJHS, not due to the lack of talent, but because of technicalities. At the first invitational of the season we placed first in the dance division and tied for first in the cheer division after having received a deduction for a stunt hitting the floor. In order to break the tie the judges gave 1st place to the team with the least number of penalties, which turned out to be Simonds. We ended up with second place.
Well, we got over that and prepared for the 10th annual “Cheer to Win” at Saint John High School held on March 29th. We gave a fantastic performance and amazed our teachers and everyone who was there but unfortunately we fell one point short of first place but received a praiseworthy second place trophy.
However the Oromocto competition turned out to be the worst for the SJHS cheerleading team. We placed first once again in dance and also received the highest score in the cheer division, but the judges saw a girl on our team say something that resembled a swear word and deducted us 5 points which put us in 3rd place. A stunned team and crowd couldn’t believe it. Although this was a very tough time for the team, we still managed to work very hard and keep it together.
We practiced very hard for the next two weeks preparing for the St Stephen competition on April 26, and luckily we finally came out on top in both divisions, cheer and dance, beating the second place team by an amazing 13 points overall. We gave an almost flawless performance and brought fans to their feet.
This has turned out to be one of the strongest teams ever at Saint John High. We know that we are an amazing team and have what it takes to win it this year. We are a very talented and strong team who are working very hard to bring the banner home and hopefully we will see lots of you supporting us at the Provincial Championships @ UNBSJ on May 10th. It will surely be a perfect day and you won’t be disappointed!
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