PCMS cheerleaders named Grand Champions
Won division last weekend
From Perquimans Weekly
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Perquimans County Middle School cheerleaders took home first place in their division as well as Grand Champion in a competition Feb. 9 in Rocky Mount.
Final scores from the entire competition show that the Tigers in fact had the highest score out of the entire competition, placing them the top scoring squad out of 53 teams.
After their Grand Champion win in Rocky Mount, the PCMS cheerleaders have been awarded a paid bid to the MaxOut Championships in Myrtle Beach in May.
The team members are: Lilah Byrum, Joliegh Connor, Elizabeth Conway, MacKenzie Davenport, Kayliegh Forbes, Taylor Honza, A’Nyjiah James, Kyasia Mabine, Alyssa Rennie, Blair Russell, Sydney Russell, Hailey Scott, Ma’Kyla Sharp and Lexi Williams.
Coach Meredith Wood has spent four seasons with the Perquimans Middle School squad helping to develop their knowledge of cheerleading and teaching leadership skills as a part of 4-H. She is the local 4-H extension agent.
She said the girls start working on competition in October and spend many months perfecting each piece that makes up the routine.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to mentor and coach the young ladies at Perquimans Middle School,” Wood said. “When I started working with the squad four years ago, I never knew the blessings that would come from teaching a sport that I grew up loving so much.
“This season has been one to remember and these girls showed what hard work, dedication, and perseverance can do. I have told them many times that no dream is out of reach if you have the desire to go after it. They did just that and they loved each other along the way. That is what I am most proud of as their coach and mentor.”