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Reagan Cheer Brings home the top Banana!

The Reagan Cheer team holds up Top Banana award!

The 42 young women that make up the Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman Cheer Squads and the Mascot at Reagan High School attended the Universal Cheerleader Association’s summer camp at the University of Texas at Austin from July 23 - 26. Squads attend the camp from all over the State to improve their skills, learn new skills and get in some quality team-building to kick off the year.

The team members participated in many games and contests which they came very close to winning according to JV flyers Hannah Boes and Lucia Gaona. The sit-up contest was tough and Sawyer Penner nearly had it. Lucia Gaona, Rylee Ramon, Brianna Strawn and Jessica Stiglmeier came in second out of dozens of stunt groups in a grueling Hang Drill contest. The fun stuff included the pep rally in The Bubble practice field and playing Ships & Sailors and other games with all the other squads.

Overall, the Reagan squad followed the Strike ‘Em! mantra and excelled at every level bringing home multiple awards. The joint JV/Freshman Squad took 2nd place in Sideline, 1st in Cheer, 1st in Home Pom, and 1st in Game day Championships! The Varsity Squad brought home 1st in Home Pom, and 1st in Game Day Championships. The combined JV/Varsity Squad took 1st place in Extreme Routine.

All- Americans and Staff Applications were given to Jordan Hays, Ebony Floyd and Michelle Bain. The Pin-It-Forward award went to Brianna Strawn and Sawyer Penner. Mascot Superior Award was given to Jessilyn Ruiz. During the week of camp, Spirit Sticks were earned by Freshman, JV, Varsity, and Mascot.

For the second year in a row, the team as a whole brought home the Top Banana award on the final day of camp for, well, just being the best! Coach Marcela Flores said, “Camp was a huge success! This is our spring board to the year, so we are headed in the right direction."

The new school year brings the annual Pep Rally, where the squad will be cheering on all the members of Reagan’s athletic programs, and a new season of games where you’ll see them on the sidelines. On October 12, the squad will host the annual Cheer Clinic for girls from Kinder to Middle School who’d like to spend the day as a Reagan cheerleader and then cheer at the Varsity football game that night.

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Posted on August 20, 2013