The Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) Competition Cheer Team has won their bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championship at Disney this weekend. Thirty-one students from across the district have trained, fundraised and cheered their way to the national championship scheduled for February 10-11. The MCS team will perform in the Junior Club Finalist Division on Feb 11 at 9 a.m.
This is the first year that Murfreesboro City Schools has sponsored a district cheer team. Thirty-one students from across the district have trained throughout the school year. The team comprised of students from 4th through 6th grade is led by coaches Jessica Jacobs, Amber Kelly and Megan Brewer. The final bid to Disney was won after placing first at the Tennessee Extreme Regional Competition.
"These girls have dared to dream and backed it up with hard work and wonderful sportsmanship," says Amber Kelly. "As coaches we could not be prouder."
The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. The NHSCC is held at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida, and nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year.
Team members are: Libby Lyles, Jorie Miller, Juliana Foley, Annalise Poplin, Morgan Burks, Bailey Todd, Sky Mendez, Madison Jones, Takera McCullough,, Samantha Loomis, Jordin Washington, Sameah Covington, Kylie Travis, Addy Neal, Kyniah Hall, Novah Chanthaphanh, Kamryn Cooker, Grace Deluca, Jaelynn Elliot, Sophie Gough, Norah Miracle, Genesis Muckle, Ana Hernandez, Kendall Skaggs, Bailey Culpepper, Mary Grace Taylor, MeKenzie Pack, Alex Sherril, Caris Thompson, Katelyn Donahue and Emma Brewer
With its unique focus on pre-kindergarten through sixth grade learning, Murfreesboro City Schools is creating a vision that embodies the highest levels of collaboration, professionalism, and excellence. The district strives to meet the needs of the whole child and is committed to the personal and academic success of each child within the district.