Seminole Ridge High School’s cheerleading squad placed second in the Class 2A large non-tumbling division at the 2014 Florida High School Athletic Association Competitive Cheerleading State Championships. The competition was held Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Silver Spurs Arena in Orlando.
This year, Seminole Ridge was one of 16 squads to compete at the state championship. The Hawks came in second place by only 2.5 points. This is the second year in a row that the squad has placed second at the state championships after coming in third in 2012.
Other local teams competing in the Class 2A large non-tumbling division were Royal Palm Beach High School and John I Leonard High School. Wellington High School also made it to the finals and placed third in the Class 2A small co-ed division. Jupiter High School came in fourth place in finals in the Class 2A medium varsity tumbling division. Suncoast High School placed first in the Class 1A large non-tumbling division, and the Kings Academy placed first for the fifth year in a row in the Class 1A small non-tumbling division.
Next up, the Hawk cheerleaders were headed to the national championship that the team qualified for back in December. They were the only Florida team competing in their division at an event hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association and will be televised on ESPN at a later date.
ABOVE: The Seminole Ridge cheerleaders with Principal James Campbell.