Won Best Use of Stunts and Superior Showmanship for the Advanced Small Coed division
By Polly Lynn
On Jan. 24 and 25, the Rutland Raiders cheerleading team competed in the National Cheerleading Association Senior and Junior High School National Championships in Dallas, Texas. They finished just 2.06 points behind Radford High School of Honolulu, Hawaii, in the the Advanced Small Coed division, according to the posted results on varsity.com.
The 23-member team was the first Vermont team ever to place in the top three at their New England Championships and was the first Vermont team in 12 years to make it to nationals.
Coach Cara Gauvin, owner of Peak Performance All Star Dance and Cheer, trained the team to perform one cheer routine and one dance routine as was required for this competition.
For more information and photos of the event visit Peak Performance All Star Dance on Facebook.
Back row (l-r): Alex Forte, Revi Cooper, Ainsley Pagano, Sara Clark, Heather Jean, Kennedy Pagano, Catherine DiPalma, Maggie Reilly, Christian Rhodes, Schylar Corsones-Brown, Julia Miglorie, Leah Davis, Hannah Coburn, Summer Amerio.
Front row (l-r): Jordan Brothers, Shelby Senecal, Ashley Moore, Mya Cyr, Rachelle Towle, McKenzie Swane, Abigail Clark, Madison Fishwick, Coral Robert.