Black and Gold

BV cheer prepares to defend state title

Shay Lawson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Last year in the first-ever cheerleading state competition, the Blue Valley High cheerleaders won in the 6A division against several teams.

Cheerleading state is a competition where cheerleading teams across the state of Kansas perform a band dance accompanied by a game day cheer for a board of numerous judges.

On November 17 the Blue Valley Cheerleaders will battle it out again in hopes to win it all.

Junior Caroline Gorley, who competed on the state team last year, gives her insight on the upcoming competition.

“I am definitely more than excited. We recently received our state team and began the never-ending practices,” Gorley said. “We will be in the gym every day up until the competition in order to defend our State title.”

In order to win state this year, BV cheer will need to nail the routine.

“We must have the loudest voices, sharpest motions, and overall best creativity,” Gorley said.  “Contrasting to last year, we will need to simplify our routine to focus attention on detail.”

BV cheer is practicing every day in hopes of a state ring and to supply donuts for the school.

“Overall I am absolutely thrilled to be competing with such an amazing team,” Gorley said. “I hope we show the judges what I know this team is capable of.”