Local students make up half of Region 8-5A All-region Cheerleading Team

Press release from Walnut Grove High School

The Region 8-5A competition cheerleading all-region team was released on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, and half of the team is made up of students from the local area.

The team of 20 student-athletes is as follows:

Avery Kate Barton, Buford
Mackenize Buffo, Buford
Reagan Capps, Walnut Grove
MacKenize Clemens, Walnut Grove
Karigan Conner, Walnut Grove
Abbey Cox, Loganville
Sydney Devereux, Loganville
Jaya Hardy, Buford
Maliyah Henry, Loganville
Summer Olsen, Buford
Emily Peebles, Johnson-Gainesville
Madeline Robison, Loganville
Emily Scroggins, Walnut Grove
Kirklynn Sirmans, Loganville
Callie Snell, Buford
Caroline Snell, Buford
Reese Stanford, Buford
Grace Vanderboom, Loganville
Haley Warden, Loganville
Makayla Ware, Johnson-Gainesville

According to a press release, the GHSA state competition cheerleading championship was held this past November and featured a number of successes in the Division 5A from the Region 8 Cheer Teams. The Loganville Red Devils headed straight to the State Finals (day two) of the GHSA State Cheerleading 5A Championship after placing first at the Region Cheerleading Competition held at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Ga. After competing in the Sweet Sixteen, the Red Devils finished 6th in the State 5A Division. The Buford Wolves finished with a 5th place on day one at Sectionals to advance to the State Finals on day two. They finished day two, the Sweet Sixteen with a 7th Place State finish in the 5A Division. The Walnut Grove Warriors placed 12th during Sectionals on day one and were knocked out of the Sweet Sixteen to advance to State Finals. Johnson-Gainesville also finished their competition season on day one at Sectionals placing 21st and not advancing to the State Finals on day two.

The complete All-Region Competition Cheerleading Team is voted on by the competition cheerleading coaches of the region.

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