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Southern Lehigh Cheerleaders Take 5th at Nationals

Southern Lehigh High School Competitive Cheerleading Squad places 5th at National Competition in Orlando, FL.

Southern Lehigh's competition cheerleaders returned home this week with a new trophy for the case. Over this past weekend, the team competed--and placed fifth --at the National Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, FL. 

According to the Southern Lehigh School District's new "Achievement Spotlight" web page, the cheerleading squad's accomplishments include:

  • Colonial League Competition - 1st place
  • Northeast Regional Competition - 1st place
  • Pocono Regional Competition - 6th place
  • Garden State Competition - 1st place, Upper Darby Competition - 1st place
  • Delaware Valley Competition - 2nd place
  • District XI PIAA Competition - 2nd place
  • State Championship Competition - 4th place
  • 5th at Nationals in Florida. 

The Competition Cheerleading Squad left for Nationals Feb. 8 and returned yesterday. 

Cheer Mom February 13, 2013 at 11:51 PM
what can you do? Can you lift an ATHLETE in the air, throw, and catch her? Probably not. Cheerleading is FINALLY a recognized sport. and TOO bad you don't know the difference. Keep up with the news. Get out of the dark ages. Sideline cheerleaders CHEER for the sports teams... Competitive cheerleaders COMPETE. Big difference.
tracystough February 14, 2013 at 12:16 AM
way to go ladies!!!!
Mike Zweifel February 14, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Congratulations!!
A proud cheer mom February 17, 2013 at 07:40 PM
For those who do not think cheerleading is a sport is totally wrong. They practice long before the sport season they are cheering for begins. In fact they practice all year long, maybe one month of not doing anything. It all starts with stunt workshops in March, then come tryouts, and all through summer they practice also going to cheer camp which leads into the football season they cheer. If in comp cheer they continue to practice and also some cheer for basketball, then the weekend comps continue untill Nationals, if they make it. After Nationals in Feb they have a few weeks off until it all starts again. Oh some may go to gymnastics in between... so not a sport I think you are wrong. They work their body to the max.
A proud cheer mom February 17, 2013 at 07:42 PM
really, I think you are not correct. Give it a try for a season and see if you change your mind, that is if you make the squad to begin with.

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