Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mira Mesa High cheer squads are national champions

Mira Mesa cheer squad

Congratulations to the Mira Mesa High School Varsity cheerleading team for finishing in first place and the Junior Varsity taking fifth in their divisions at the Universal Cheerleaders Association national competition.

The 2013-14 cheerleading family is composed of 31 girls, 18 on JV and 13 on varsity. While Mira Mesa's Cheer squads are competitive, they also support school sports, promote spirit on campus, and are involved in the community events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, said coach Krishelle Hardson-Hurley.

"Thanks to their coaches Krishelle Hardson-Hurley, Deija James, Tom and Mary Jensen and Lisa Keys for a fantastic job and many congratulations to the girls and their families," said Principal Scott Giusti.

The annual National High School Cheerleading Championship is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. The event took place  February 8-9 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The NHSCC is nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to more than 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year. Thousands of cheerleaders from across the United States travel to Orlando for this competition after first having to qualify at the regional level.

Mira Mesa High School competed against more than 40 of the best teams from across the nation in order to earn the coveted white jackets earned by all first place team finishers. For more information on the squad, contact Coach Krishelle Hardson-Hurley at khardsonhurley@sandi.net