Marianna Cheerleaders Compete in BlountstownWritten by Shelia Mader
Marianna’s cheerleaders combined their varsity and junior varsity squads this past weekend for competition in Blountstown. The team walked away with a second-place finish.
Varsity captain Anatasia Mitchell took first place in the Best Jump category. The girls demonstrated excellent cheer, jump, tumbling, and stunting skills in the two and a half minute routine, leaving room for few adjustments to be made prior to their next competition.
Following the competition, cheer coach Debbie Dryden expressed her pleasure in the girls’ performance, “Arnold won but they (MHS)did really well. It was close.”
Their next competition will be held on January 10, 2015 at the annual Chipola College Cheer Extravaganza. On January 24, Marianna High School will host the FHSAA Region I Cheerleading Finals.
Team members are: front row- Alyssa Wiley, Allie Hinson, Cailee Heinemann, Cianna Harris, Anastasia Mitchell, Kiara White. Middle row- Grace Daffin, Delaney Basford, Maggie Larkin, Libby Buchanan, Amy Gearhart, Sydney Holland, Mallory Dykes, Alexandria Hencely, Sabrina Mandrekas, Shelley Dryden, TyAnna White. Back row-Zannah Glisson, Nyasia Rhodes, Ellory Fuqua, Marybeth Harkins, Alyson James, Hannah Nobles, Lauralee Gause, Lily Evans, and Devon Jernigan. The girls are coached by Debbie Dryden, Maria Long, and Jordan Moore