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Girls break it down at cheer camp
RHHS cheerleaders, who were coaches for the cheer camp, take a break for a group photo: back row from left is Halee Evolee, Jen Nethery, Katie Hillary, Julia Kennedy, Taylor Brantly, Joanna Bayens, Allison Sheppard, Myranda Wilson and Alys Fleming; front row from left is Sutton Garrett, Britney Westin, Tiara Jones, Leslie Wall, Danielle McKellery, Brooke Clayton, Nikki Davenport, Erin Moore and Fairly Smith. - photo by Photo provided.
The Richmond Hill High School Cheerleaders' fourth annual Coastal Cheer Camp ended Friday with a showcase in the RHHS gym, where girls pre-k through eighth grade displayed their new skill and dance routines before a packed house of family and friends.
This year's camp had a record attendance of 98 campers, and each learned the basic fundamentals of cheerleading through cheers, stunts and dances. All campers will have the opportunity to cheer at the Wildcat's first home football game this year.
The Coastal Cheer Camp is organized each summer as a fundraiser for the RHHS cheerleaders to help with the expenses of cheerleading competitions.
The squad looks forward to this event every year because it gives them a chance to switch roles - all cheerleaders coach a group of campers and teach the basic fundamentals of cheerleading.
Each year, the RHHS Competition/Football Cheerleaders participate in the six Georgia High School Association competitions in preparation for the region and state competitions.
RHHS has been very successful, finishing first and second in Region 3AAA for the past four years. This year the squad will compete in Region 2AAAA and will face new teams and new challenges.
This year's coaches are Dileene Baron, Susan Burden and Raven Clark, who agree the RHHS cheerleaders have worked hard throughout the summer training and preparing for the coming competition season.
RHHS will host the fifth annual Coastal Cheer Classic on Sept. 25, where teams throughout the region will show up to compete. Everyone is invited to come out and support the squad.
Other tentative dates for competitions this year include Sept. 11 at Jeff Davis; Sept. 18 at West Laurens; Oct. 2 against Screven at Georgia Southern; Oct. 16 at Tattnall; Oct. 30 at Effingham; Nov. 6 at regions; and Nov. 13 at state.
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