The Camdenton High School cheer competition team is on cloud nine after their recent success at the NCA St. Louis Classic. The CHS squad were recognized as the Medium/Large Advanced Division Champion, Grand Champion and for the Best Use of Stunts.
Not only did they place first for their division but scored the highest out of all the high school squads that competed. "The girls have worked so hard and I am so unbelievably proud of them," Coach Michelle Neal said. Camdenton competed against schools from across the state of Missouri including squads from the Springfield area, Saint Louis and Southeast Missouri.
Neal could not be more proud of her team. "Cheerleaders by definition serve to support other teams in the school, so it is so wonderful when they get the opportunity to do something for themselves and demonstrate their athleticism and skills. The routine they performed consisted of various advanced cheer skills in the categories of jumps, stunts, and gymnastics," Neal said. "They worked tirelessly to perfect the routine and make it look effortless. Our goal in the competition was to win our division, so when we accomplished that and were then awarded Grand Champions, we were elated. These girls are amazing and I am beyond proud of what they have accomplished."