The Rockcastle County High School Cheerleaders competed in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Competitive Cheerleading State Championship this past Saturday, December 8th. The competition took place at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. RCHS qualified for the State Championship with their second place finish at the Sectional Region 11/12 Cheerleading Competition in mid-November.
The RCHS Cheer team gave a phenomenal performance with no mistakes and finished the competition in fourth place in the Large Division. RCHS placed fourth with a score of 83.4 behind Paul Laurence Dunbar (84.8), Greenup County (85.95), and Dixie Heights (89.7).
This was RCHS’s first appearance at the State Championship since 2006.
Pictures are back row, left to right: Riley Betsworth, Taryn Powell, Brooke Smithern, Taylor Hall, Kaylee Brock, Taylor Kirby, Sydney Hager, and Shelby French. Middle Row: Lindsey Robinson, Lebrana Sparks, Sarah Powell, Savannah Thacker, Sydney Carrera, and Sierra Hansel. Front Row: Coach Joanie Alexander, Ashley Garrett, Elisabeth Owens, Emma Ballinger, Kerrigan Medley, Maddie Ellis, Halli Bales, and Paige Lovell.