Cadet cheerleaders stack up with competition

The CHS cheer team readies for a new year.


Luke Hammett, Staff

A new division and a new year.

This cheer season has a lot of promise. With an experienced coach and moving into a new competition division, the Cadet cheerleaders are fired up for the season.

Returning senior Jessica Todd is taking on a leadership role this year for the six incoming freshman cheerleaders.

“Our team needs to remember not to get discouraged when something doesn’t go right the first time. It takes practice to get better and we all should know that. With lots of new members who have not competed before, it will be a matter of building their momentum and strength and preparing them for their first year,” said Todd.

The team consists of 13 girls. Returning cheerleaders include seniors Jessica Todd and Sierra Stack, junior Morgan Stack, sophomores Carissa Hite, Loren Fisher and Reagan Viers. Freshman Jessica Keen, Alexus Helton, Jesse Puckett, Brina Walker, Cailynn McCarty and Tori Turner will all be great assets to the team.

Returning coach Ashley Burelison has 10 years of coaching experience with several years at “The” Cascade High School.

Burelison is joined by Natasha Hutchison and new CHS Spanish teacher, Ashley Moeller. With an experienced coaching staff, the team is in good hands.

Moving into a new competition division helps the team try to improve from last year’s ninth-place finish in the state “timeout” division.

Cadet cheerleaders don’t get enough credit for the work they put in. Not only are they working to improve for competition, they are also the backbone of spirit for all basketball and football games.