As­cen­sion cap­tures cheer­lead­ing sil­ver

The Compass - - OPINION -

On May 27 the As­cen­sion Col­le­giate Astros Cheer­lead­ing Team com­peted in the New­found­land and Labrador Cheer­lead­ing Ath­let­ics provin­cial com­pe­ti­tion at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay.

The team com­peted in Level III of the se­nior high di­vi­sion and placed sec­ond. St. Kevin’s High School in the Goulds fin­ished first, while Holy Spirit High in Con­cep­tion Bay South rounded out the top three.

“Their per­for­mance was phe­nom­e­nal,” said coach Ker­i­lynn Mercer of her team’s ef­fort.

Th­ese girls worked ex­tremely hard, and they have spent the en­tire school year train­ing and prac­tic­ing for this com­pe­ti­tion. They have spent ev­ery­day together putting last minute touches on the rou­tine. “It cer­tainly showed,” said Mercer. The coaches of the team are: Ker­i­lynn Mercer, Jen­nifer Greeley, Brit­tany Boone, Mike Ryan, and Shanolla Ings. The coaches and team would like to thank all the teach­ers, par­ents, stu­dents, and any­one else who helped make this year such a success. Your sup­port is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated!

The cap­tains for the 2011-2012 school year were Ashley Clarke and Kate Evely. The team won an award for the high­est tosses. Jenna Pham was named the most valu­able player for the squad. Mercer also snagged an award for teacher spon­sor of the year.

“This team cer­tainly has a lot to be proud of. What a great way to end the year,” said Mercer. day, June 30, 4:30 - 6 p.m. For more call 596-3691

The As­cen­sion Col­le­giate cheer­lead­ing team re­cently brought home the sil­ver medal at the NLCA provin­cial cham­pi­onships May 27 at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay. Mem­bers of the team are: Front (l-r) — Kathryn Mercer, So­phie Wong, Melissa Rus­sell, Brieanne Dale-Fowler, Kate Evely, Ashley Clarke, Cass Cur­tis, Sab­rina Stel­lisano and coach Jen­nifer Greeley with baby Myla Roach; mid­dle — Rachel Pet­ten, Erica Bad­cock, Cara Good­burn, Court­ney Mac­Don­ald, Kelsey Brad­bury, Alexx Wells, Sarah Dawe, Katie Power, Jenna Pham and Shelby Drover; back — coach Shanolla Ings, coach Brit­tany Boone, Heidi Green­land, Dei­dre Goudie, Caro­line Reid, Kris­ten Coombs, Kristina White, Kris­ten Peach, Danielle St. Croix, Keshia Bar­rett, coach Ker­i­lynn Mercer and coach Mike Ryan.

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