Ascension captures cheerleading silver
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.