OLM Cheerleaders Find Spirit In Competition
Published: August 16, 2007
The cheerleading squad for Our Lady of Mercy High School, Fairburn, was named 2007 Universal Cheerleaders Association Champions after “spirited” competition at Emory University June 17.
The competition included teams from Canton, Carrollton and Jacksonville, Fla. As champions, the OLM squad was invited to perform at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., later this year.
The team also won the leadership award, voted by the other teams for their skill as leaders, compassion for others and hard work during camp, as well as a superior trophy for X-treme dance, a second-place trophy for home dance and the “Spirit Stick.”
Kristin McClure, Catie Palmer and Endia Yates won spots on the all-star team. Sharon Shaw, shown back row, middle, is the head coach of the squad.
Shown (clockwise from the left) are Kristin McClure, Brennan Schrade, Jewelian Griffith, D’Arnca Bloodworth, Lauren Forrester, Tjader Norris, Suzi Bowling, Anique Austin, Sydney Cone, Catie Palmer, Allison Allen, Kourtney Thomas, Katherine Talley and Endia Yates.
Assistant coaches (not shown) include Rhonda Anderson and Julie Gagnier.