Cheerleading has been an athletic tradition at Holy Trinity School for many generations. Seventh and eighth grade girls participate in tryouts each year and have the opportunity to be on a team of up to fourteen people.
The team cheers for all varsity sports and even have opportunities to enter in competitions. Girls on the team practice all throughout the year starting the summer after tryouts. All the girls learn more than thirty cheers that they present at almost every game and practice stunts that they are able to preform throughout the year. Unlike most sports, cheerleading goes on all year round and requires the whole team to participate in all activities. The girls condition and tumble to build up strength and ability and must have good arm strength and good coordination. These requirements can make it a difficult sport.
Cheerleaders are in charge of pep rallies which gets all grades into the HT spirit and allows the team to show off their skills they have learned throughout the year. Girls on the team say, “Cheerleading really is a sport because we work hard and practice a lot for what we do. Just like football players, we work as a team and figure things out together.”
~ Paige (HT Student)
By Annie 7-1
The Holy Trinity girls’ cheerleading team won big at their competition on Sunday, April 2, 2017. They won 1st place overall in their division, 1st place in stunts, 2nd place in spirit, and an award for sportsmanship. They even have qualified for the next competition in Las Vegas! The team presented their awards in the morning on Monday in front of the whole school.
Girls from grades 3rd to 5th participate in a cheer training camp where they practice cheers taught by our current cheer team. This helps prepare them if they want to join the cheer team for 7th and 8th grade students.