Seymour cheerleaders honored at banquet

The 2013-14 Seymour High School cheerleading banquet was conducted March 18 in the school cafeteria.

Receiving plaque awards were Lydia Pottschmidt, varsity MVP, captain award, varsity highest grade-point average and academic honors certificate; Madie Wolfe, varsity mental attitude and academic honors certificate; Samantha Honey, varsity Owls Award; Caedyn Abner, junior varsity MVP; Jenna Hall, JV Owls Award and JV highest GPA; and Jerri Simmons, JV mental attitude.

Girls received certificates for a variety of other honors. They were for best competition cheerleader, Pottschmidt (varsity) and Hall (JV); best game cheerleader, Caitlyn Brown (varsity) and Simmons (JV); best attitude, Jordin Brown (varsity) and Abner (JV); best jumps, Ashley Fleenor (varsity) and Kaitlyn Rollins (JV); best dance, Kennedi Brown; best flyer, Rory Davis; best base, Honey; best front spot, Wolfe; best stunting, Camrann Miller; and best tumbling, Priscilla Buffington.

The squad, coached by Julie White and Melony Hinnefeld, focused on school involvement and competitions throughout the season.

In terms of school involvement, one of the highlights was participating in halftime shows that were directed by Jake Engel and Karmen Johnson. The cheerleaders also supported all athletic programs at SHS, stepped into community activities and participated in charitable acts. They participated in Indiana University Band Day, the Oktoberfest parade and SHS Tents ’N’ Tailgates.

For their competitions, the girls placed first at the Cheersport Regionals in Indianapolis and fourth at the NCA High School Open Nationals in Louisville, Ky. One of their competitions, UCA Bluegrass Challenge, was canceled because of the weather conditions.

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