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Hanford Cheer Squad Gets Third in Nation

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Hanford High School's Varsity Cheer Squad earned third place in the
2008 American School Spirit Awards competition.  Judges evaluated the
portfolios of 40 cheerleading teams from across the nation.  The judging
categories were community service, academics, athletic support, spirit
raising ability and cheer skill.
 
"I'm proud of these girls for achieving third place nationally,"
said Coach Kim Mayer.  "This award is a reflection of the Hanford High
cheer program as a whole.  Over the years, each girl has made an impact
and helped build it."
 
The Hanford High Cheer Squad helps out the community by volunteering at
the Domestic Violence Shelter, participating in the American Cancer
Society's Relay for Life and raising money for the Tri-Cities Cancer
Center through the Pink Game for Breast Cancer fundraising event.
 
The girls spearhead all sorts of activities to engage fans in
supporting Hanford High School teams including Falcon Fan Frenzy and
Friday Spirit Days.
 
The squad has a 3.24 overall grade point average.  Members are:
Alyssa Clary, Hunter Hammersmith, Noelle Hayden, Hope Leinen, Alyssa
McElroy, Cindy Milardovic, Kelly Morgan, Jaclynn Sanchez, Tiffany
Sanger, Hannah Siglin, Chelsea Skjerva, Kelsey Smith, Taylor Ward,
Racquel Watkins, Tori Williamson and Cheyenne Zampelli.
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