The Flower Mound High School Cheerleaders placed fourth in the state at the University Interscholastic League’s inaugural spirit cheerleading competition in Arlington on Saturday.
The competition focused on game day routines performed on the sidelines. Each team was judged in three categories– fight song, band dance and crowdleading– emphasizing the cheerleaders’ role in encouraging school spirit at games.
FMHS competed against 93 Class 6A schools from around the state.
Out of the 52 students in the school’s cheer program, 24 participated in the competition.
“We have a very talented team and since this was the first competition of its kind, for them to go out and do as well as they did, I am very proud of them,” said Assistant Principal Gary Holt, the team’s administrative sponsor.
Flower Mound’s coaches are Amanda Smith and Alisha Henry.
“The coaches have done a great job this year. They have worked together and with other faculty to help increase school spirit,” said Holt.