Home advantage? Davie High to defend state cheerleading title

Published 12:39 pm Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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There will be a lot of pep in the Davie High School Gymnasium on Saturday.

The NCCCA State Cheerleading Championships – with an estimated 99 teams and some 4,000 visitors – will be held.

“This is a huge event for our cheerleaders, our school, and our community,” said Coach Angie Stage. “The Davie High competition team took first place at this event last year in Raleigh and we are looking for a repeat this year on our home turf.”

Not only is it an honor for the school to host the state competition, it comes with a cost.

While local cheerleader boosters will man a concession stand, other donations are needed: such as restaurant and grocery gift cards to help pay for concessions to sell.

The Davie competition cheerleaders will travel to Orlando, Fla. next month to compete at the National High School Cheerleading Championship.

The team finished 8th nationally last year.

“The entry fees and travel expenses continue to increase,” said cheer parent, Tracy Deas. “The competition cheer team is looking for sponsors to help offset the cost related to participation, which is roughly $1,500 per athlete.”

“It is an honor for these 16 young ladies to represent Mocksville and North Carolina at this level,” Stage said. Davie has won eight world titles, and are the current NCHSAA small varsity state champions and have an undefeated season.

“Nothing can ever be done without working together as a team,” Stage said. “And a team isn’t just who takes the floor to compete. A team is all those who provide any support they can to reach goals and make dreams come true.

“We truly appreciate your support for the Davie High School cheerleading program.”

Contact stagea@davie.k12.nc.us to learn more or to make a donation.