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Thayer Bobcat Cheerleaders celebrate State Championship

Thursday, December 22, 2011

There was no parade, there was no school assembly, there was no camera flash, as thirteen young ladies unceremoniously entered the office of their coach, Ms Valerie Pitts, to be presented a ring.

A ring sometimes signifies friendship,

A ring sometimes signifies commitment,

A ring sometimes signifies achievement,

A ring sometimes signifies excellence,

A ring sometimes signifies being the best.

In this instance, the silver ring crested with diamond cuts and the decorative emerald green "T" in the middle signifies, being the Best.

Out of hundreds of cheerleader squads across the state, 16 teams were selected to compete for the state championship.

The Thayer High School Lady Bobcat cheerleader squad, were judged on a routine encompassing cheers, tumbling and precision dance moves.

This Championship ring signifies the accomplishment that came after a long commitment to countless hours of practice after school classes, before school, and during summer vacation.

The rings are also symbolic of friendships that developed and the achievement of being recognized by your peers and by the judges.

The Lady Bobcat Cheerleaders and their coaches, through their commitment and friendship have achieved the excellence to wear the ring with the green "T" which signifies they are THE BEST cheerleaders and Missouri State Champions 2011

State Champion coaches: Valerie Pitts and Traci Willison

State Champion Cheerleaders: Lauren Hargus, Meghan Hedden, Twany Henry, Nicole Lundry, Julie Whitaker, Samantha Huckabee, Jasmin Miller, Ashton Rees, Loganne Greer, Maddy Simer, Morgan Stone, Jade Landry and Jordan Ro.

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