NSHS cheer brings home gold

North Sevier High School’s cheerleaders ride a Salina City fire engine to celebrate their victory at the Utah State High School Cheer competition held at Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City Saturday.

SALINA – North Sevier High School’s cheerleading team competed at the Utah State High School Cheer competition held at Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City Saturday. The squad brought home five golds and one silver. 

The NSHS cheerleaders were welcomed home with a fire engine ride down main street Saturday evening with members of the community gathered to support and celebrate the achievement.

“This marks the third consecutive year North Sevier cheer has won 2A state cheer titles,” said Dani Hallows, coach. “But, we have not won in this many categories before.” 

The team took first place in five of the six categories they competed in. Their first place finishes were in the following categories – pom-song leading, sideline dance, timeout cheer, fight song and freestyle. The second place finish was in show cheer. 

North Sevier was one of only two schools in the state of Utah, divisions 1A-6A, to qualify to perform six routines at the state competition. Snow Canyon, a 4A school, was the only other high school that advanced all six routines.

The squad competed in the region competition at Timpview High School in Provo, Jan. 11. 

“We brought home four first place and two second place trophies,” Hallows said. “We won more first place awards than any other school at the competition.”

Two NSHS cheer members received other awards as well. Katelyn Coates earned the academic all-state award for her scholastic achievements and Isabel Hallows won the jump-off competition at state.  

The NSHS cheerleading squad includes, Halee Mason, Kinzee Johnson, Kaysha Beckstead, Isabel Hallows, Sydney Waybrant, Ragen Hallows, Adrianna Dearden, Rilee Mason, Harbor Higgs, Maddux Andersen, Jacee Johnson, Braige Marsh, Shaylee Jackman, Jenna Butterfield and Coates. 

The squad is coached by Dani Hallows, Katie Johnson and Shelbie Cowley. 

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