Po-Hi cheerleaders win ASC championships
Ponca City Now - February 2, 2016 11:46 am
Ponca City High School Varsity Cheerleaders earned top honors at the recent American Spirit Championship Central National competition held at the Cox Center in Oklahoma City last weekend
The team won the Intermediate High School National title, and then were announced as the Grand Champions with the overall high score in the school and recreational squad division.
The Po-Hi Varsity squad consists of 15 members this year, which includes one senior, four juniors and 10 sophomores.
“It has been a huge rebuilding year for us," Po-Hi coach Darla Turney said . "Several weeks before competition, one of our girls got sick and was hospitalized, so we had to redo our routine.
"We went in to the competition wanting to win the overall title of Grand Champions, which is the highest score of the entire school and recreational team division. The girls were so excited to win it," she said.
The squad competed against teams from Sand Springs, Tulsa and Midwest City as well as some all-star recreational teams in the division.
The girls were awarded a large trophy and banner for the division award, and individual medals, a banner, a plaque and National Champion jackets for the Grand Champion title.
"The girls are thrilled to bring a title home for their Wildcats,” Turney said.
Ponca City High School Varsity coaches are Ashley Campbell, Blair and Darla Turney. The Team Captain is Heather Rush and Co-Captain is Lauren Champlin.
A video of the announcement can be seen on the district Facebook page and at www.pcps.us .
Front row from left, Kaylee Cerise, Madison Henderson, Heather Rush, Lauren Champlin, Whitney Roquemore. Middle row, Katelyn Watkins, Destinee Ray, Kristin Niemeyer, Kenlie Adkins, Presley Long
Back row, Chelsy Haines, Alika Monger, Nichole Beyer, Johna Marchesoni and Emma Matson.