The Moore Mustang cheerleaders took home a first place title at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) National Championships this past weekend in Dallas. The eighth-grade squad from Moore MST Magnet School broke middle school national records by earning more than 90 points in both Fight Song and Timeout Cheer, which make up the Game Time division. Coached by Lana Lambert Cain, the 24-member team competed against eight teams in their division, and outscored the second place team by more than six points.
“We can never underestimate the tremendous impact school spirit has, not only on the extra-curricular activities of a campus, but also on the main mission of the school to ensure students excel academically,” Claude Lane, Moore MST Principal, said. “We are extremely proud of the way these students represented both Moore MST and Tyler ISD.”
With teams from 20 states represented at the competition, the 2011-2012 championship was the largest in the past 10 years.
The cheerleaders each received a letter jacket, and the team took home a trophy and banner to display in the school.
Squad members: Iliana Herrera, Gracie Anderson, Alysse Miller, Khylise Milton, Captain Myriah Sloan, Jerri White, Morgan McGuire, Maggie Ensey, McKenna Painter, Krescenda Bircher, Madison Noble, Keaton Cunningham, Molly Sampson, Nayelie Molina, Madison Herber, Haley Best, Kelsi Oldham, Julia Batis, Ava Dhakal, Claire Stratton, Lauren Nichols, Shelby Rowland, Anna Orr, and Hannah Hunter.