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CKJH, CKHS cheer squads earn berth at national competition

OLYMPIA — The Central Kitsap Junior High and High School cheer squads have a new reason to spread spirit around the community.

At a National Cheerleaders Association camp held at Evergreen State College, the Cougar and Cub cheer teams earned bids to compete at the NCA National Championships in Dallas. In addition to the right to fight for the title, the teams also earned invitations to the FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami and the Hula Bowl in Maui.

The Central Kitsap High School squad also earned the Technical Excellence award in Stunts and three Spirit Sticks. The squad earned their bowl game invites by winning the Champion Chant competition.

The CK Junior High team also took home the Technical Excellence award in Stunts and three Spirit Sticks. The Cubs earned their invite by being named the NCA Top Team. It was the second consecutive year the Cubs earned Top Team honors.

Four Cougar cheer leaders added individual honors as well. Lara Templeton, Ricki Terreault, Carolyn Schuetz and Danielle Parrish were each selected as NCA All-Americans for 2005, topping more than 180 total competitors to earn the honors. The girls received the honors after being judged on leadership, showmanship and technique. Schuetz took the trial even farther, earning the top point total at the camp to be named the Top All-American.

Patricia Simpkins was selected as an All American as well, the lone Cub to be selected.

The Cougars cheer team also includes: Farrah Scott, Nikki Crone, Sarah Diamond, Brittany Rutter, Amanda Shaw, Courtney Pearson, Danielle Messier, Kaitlin Deichert and Bridgette Bleichner. The squad is coached by Dani Meyers.

The junior high team also includes: Kelsey Kuligowski, Michele Dudder, Josie Johnson, Brianna Friedman, Anna Green, Becca Gomez, Liz Johnson, Miralice Streff, Kylee VanAmerongen, Erica Soli, Katie Apsens, Rachel Moyer, Ashley Godsoe, Rachel Balbarona, Carol Duryea, Madyson Bergsma, Jacquelynn Rodriguez and Lindsay Chapie. The team’s head coach is Shauna Terreault and Mallory Crutchfeld is the assistant coach.

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