Golden girls in pur­ple

The Compass - - OPINION -

Pur­ple and gold: the colours ev­ery­one seems to be cheer­ing since the 2012 New­found­land and Labrador Cheer­lead­ing As­so­ci­a­tion provin­cial cham­pi­onships on Satur­day May 2. The St. Fran­cis Cru­saders Cheer­lead­ing Team of Har­bour Grace is made up of 15 ded­i­cated young ladies that have been prac­tic­ing since Novem­ber. The girls were very ex­cited to com­pete at provin­cials, since the school has only per­formed there twice be­fore, and placed sec­ond both times.

As former cheer­lead­ers and provin­cial cham­pi­ons, Sab­rina and Laura Jenk­ins know how much work and ded­i­ca­tion goes into be­ing a cheer­leader. The Jenk­ins sis­ters ded­i­cated their time to help the Cru­saders be the best cheer­lead­ers they could be, in hopes of bring­ing home a provin­cial medal. They were suc­cess­ful when St. Fran­cis was an­nounced as provin­cial cham­pi­ons of Level 1. The girls per­formed twice, with their amaz­ing rou­tine.

Laura Jenk­ins stated the fol­low­ing: “I am so proud of my cheer­lead­ing team! They per­formed an amaz­ing rou­tine and be­com­ing provin­cial cham­pi­ons was just an added bonus! Th­ese girls worked so hard, and they de­served to be com­mended for their amaz­ing year!”

Mal­lory Gille­spie was named the Team MVP, and St. Fran­cis also won the award for best pyra­mid.

— Sub­mit­ted by Chris­tine Gille­spie

Mem­bers of the St. Fran­cis Cheer­lead­ing Team in­clude the fol­low­ing: Front (l-r) — Jes­sica O’Keefe, Macken­zie Moore, Su­san Hardy, Rubyanne Whe­lan, Ni­cole Thomas, Kate­lyn Gal­way, Jenelle Gil­lis, Kayla Ge­orge and Caitlin Bur­den; back — coach Laura Jenk­ins, as­sis­tant Alyssa Shaw, teacher ad­vi­sor Stephanie Lewis, Nikita An­tle, Devon Ni­chol­son, Sarah His­cock, Mal­lory Gille­spie, Janaya Ware­ham, Ari­anna Lee and coach Sab­rina Jenk­ins.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.