TKA’s Cheerleaders Win Sixth State Title

(Front row) Julia Bohne, Genesis Gutierrez, Olivia Martin, Anabelle Amico and Skylar Hansrote; (middle row) Kinsley Smith, Gabby Apicella, Grace Mattessich, Kiersten Plouffe, Kiana Santiago, Bre Prieschl and Alana Marchese; and (back row) Dohreen Dessalines, Gianna Bella Caliendo, assistant coach Krystal Dunn, head coach Jenn Allen, Ali Van Reeth, Katie Richert and Allison Whittaker.

On Thursday, Jan. 31, the King’s Academy competition cheerleading team took first place in the FHSAA State Championships held at the University of Florida. The championship marked their sixth competition cheer state title.

TKA’s cheerleaders received a 90.4, the school’s highest score in 12 years, and earned their first-ever undefeated season.

“Only three teams of the 96 teams represented earned points scored in the ‘A’ range in the entire FHSAA state finals, and that was a huge honor,” head coach Jenn Allen said. “We work hard to perform as one team each and every season, and that’s the heart of the TKA cheer program.”