Seminole Ridge High School’s cheerleading squad placed first in the large non-tumbling division at the 2014 Florida High School Athletic Association Competitive Cheerleading Regional Competition. The competition was held Jan. 25 at Dillard High School in Broward County.
Since 2011, Seminole Ridge’s competition cheerleading team has been under the direction of Tamara Licavoli.
This year, Seminole Ridge was one of 16 squads that competed at the regional competition. The Hawks beat the second place team by 17 points. This the first time in the history of the school that the squad has placed first at regionals.
Other local teams competing in the non-tumbling division were Royal Palm Beach High School, John I. Leonard High School and Suncoast High School. The majority of the competitors were from Broward County.
The cheerleaders are now gearing up the state championship on Saturday, Feb. 1.
In 2013, the squad was named state runner-up in the large non-tumbling division, and the team is looking to take home the state title this year.
The competition can be viewed live from the FHSAA web site for those interested in cheering along the Seminole Ridge team.