Franklin High Junior Varsity Cheer team celebrates National Championship title at Thursday assembly


Franklin High Junior Varsity Cheer team celebrates National Championship title at Thursday assembly

PHOTO: Franklin High School’s Junior Varsity Competitive Cheer Team pose for a photo after winning the National Championship title last weekend in Orlando, Florida. // Photo courtesy of Bridgett Hill

By REBEKAH JONES

Last weekend, cheer teams from all over Williamson County traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the 2019 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship.

Photo courtesy of Bridgett Hill

In addition to Franklin High’s Junior Varsity achievement, Centennial High School finished in second place among 14 finalists in the Large Varsity Division and Franklin High finished in fifth place among 14 finalists in the Small Varsity Division. Brentwood High School came in at number six out of the 13 finalists. Independence High finished 12th.

To celebrate their win, Franklin High’s Junior Varsity Team presented their trophy to the school on Thursday during a morning assembly. Franklin High Cheer Coaches Jessica Clark and Sean Timmons expressed their pride in the teams and the effort that they continue to give.

“After coaching Franklin Competition Cheer for a decade, I couldn’t be more proud of our program,” Clark said. “We’ve continued to be a top five team year after year with Maroon (Varsity) and have left our mark on the Nation with our first National Title with White (Junior Varsity). We coaches and athletes couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the Rebel legacy we are leaving behind!”

Timmons said:

It has been a great focus on building strong technical athletes for the last five years with Franklin Competition Cheer. It is their impeccable technique that allows us coaches to continue to challenge these athletes with more difficult skills in stunting, pyramids, and tumbling, which has been what has set Franklin High School apart. With 57 teams in the Small Varsity Division and 30 teams in the Small Junior Varsity Division, it is the technique and difficulty that has allowed us to finish at the top of these two extremely difficult divisions for the past four years. Winning is great! It will always be great, but when these athletes look back at their four years at Franklin High School, they can so proudly say that they cheered at one of the most respected high school programs that this country has to offer.

Photo courtesy of Bridgett Hill

The Junior Varsity team includes:

Caroline Conner
Caroline Neidigh
Caroline Smith
Delaney Bland
Ella Buss
Jaxen Busch
Jessie Mei Merrill
Lauren Cundall
Mary Darden Shears
Summer Shubert
Victoria Garrett
Addison Mattioli
Dally Wells
Sarah Scott Cook
Sophia Rattan

The Varsity team includes:

Alex Dunn
Riley Parks
Claire Zelaya
Delaney Wilken
Ella Vysoky
Gianna Panaia
Hannah Harvey
Jordan Harrah
Kenadee Neece
Megan Wampold
Alley Spierto
Hallie Orton

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