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KHS Cheer Team earns 4th in state championships

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The Kennedale High School cheer leaders participated in the first Texas UIL Cheer Championship this past week held at UTA. Kennedale with a score of 93.6, finished in 4th place, just .8 off the score earned by the state champion team from Jasper High School at 94.4. {{more}}
 
The KHS Cheer Team competed in three events – Crowd Leading, Fight Songdance and Band Dance – coming in 2nd in the dance routine and 4th overall. The KHS Band accompanied the team to the competition on Thursday to play the school fight song and a number for the dance competition.
 
moved from 17th in preliminaries to #4 …
 
After the preliminaries performed during the day on Thursday, the Wildcats made the cut for the finals at #17 out of 20 announced before finishing at #4.

Coach J with team captains Madeline Orona

and Julia Lowery

Coach Barbara Johnson said, “Of course, we would have loved first place, but forth place out of the entire State of Texas great accomplishment!
 
Johnson added, “We feel so blessed to have the talent of the KHS Band on our side. The quality and the sound from our band is superior. They also provided us with a piece of music for the Band Dance section that wasn’t played by any other school and the judges appreciated the originality.”
 
The top ten in Class 4A were #1 Jasper (94.4), #2 Texarkana Pleasant Grove (94.35), #3 Orange Little Cypress-Mauriceville (93.8), #4 Kennedale (93.6), #5 Huffman Hargrave (93.15), #6 Andrews (91.9), #7 Liberty Hill (91.5), #8 Argyle (91.35), #9 Northwest Eaton (91.25) and #10 Lampasas (90.85).
 
coming up the NCA Nationals …

Members of the winning KHS team were Nia Brown, Marlina

DeLeon, Mady Hamblin, Julia Lowry (Captain), Emily Marr, Katie Miller, Baylee

Moss, Madeline Orona (Captain), Paloma Rivera, Kolbi Sipho, Haley Sloat, Tiara

Taylor, Avery Tosh, Karley Vester, Chayton Yardley, Emily Zepeda and Jordan

Willingham.

The team is coached by Barbara Johnson, CTE teacher for Education

Preparation at Kennedale High School.

 
Kennedale will compete this week in the National Cheerleading Association’s Nationals which will be held in Dallas.
 

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