Competition cheerleaders win state titles

Published 9:52 am Thursday, December 7, 2017

The 2017 NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational Championship wrapped up a full day of competition featuring 153 cheerleading squads across all divisions at the Raleigh Convention Center on Dec. 2.

The Davie War Eagles took their first Carolina Cup with top overall honors in the 13th championship. Davie squads captured their sixth division title with the performance in the Varsity Co-Ed division.

The NCHSAA awards four $500 scholarships annually, one to a cheerleader in each of the NCHSAA’s four classifications. To qualify, recipient must be a college-bound senior varsity cheerleader at an NCHSAA member school. Recipients must be on a participating team at the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational for that year and be planning to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education in the year following graduation. Applicants must be well-rounded individuals demonstrating excellence in cheerleading with outstanding presence of school spirit, community service involvement and academics with a minimum average GPA of 3.0 throughout the student’s high school career.

The four winners of scholarships were: Kaylyn Horne of West Columbus High School, Jennifer Stocks of Whiteville, Kaitlyn Laney of Parkwood and Kathryn Hill of Davie.

“Waking up today on cloud 9,” Davie coach Angie Stage posted on Facebook. “So proud of my kids. JV state champions, Varsity coed state champions and the Carolina Cup. Katie Hill won a scholarship for the 4A schools. It was a great day to be a War Eagle.”

Varsity Co-Ed

1 – Davie County 88.90

2 – A.L. Brown 76.50

3 – Southeast Raleigh 72.35

4 – Apex Friendship 69.40

5 – Leesville Road 66.90

6 – Purnell Swett 57.80

Large JV D1A

1 – Davie 72.50

2 – Apex Friendship 69.70

3 – Southern Alamance 68.20

4 – Holly Springs 67.65

5 – Wakefield 66.10

6 – White Oak 54.90