Saint Cecilia cheerleaders take top honors at Quest Recreational Championship

ORLANDO, Fla. – The St. Cecilia School’s cheerleading squad of Pawtucket, which consists of 20 girls in grades 3-8, competed at The Quest Recreational Championship last Friday and Saturday at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and the Cougars, who earned their bid to this event in January and were the only school to compete in this competition, captured the national championship.

“This is the most competitive and prestigious end-of-season event for rec and youth cheer,” reported coach Jordan LeFort. “On Day 1, the girls were in second place. They were determined to up their score on Day 2 so they could take home that (championship) banner, and not only did their score go up by four points, but they also won! It was a huge honor to represent not only their school, but the city of Pawtucket.”

The members of the team, who will each receive a commemorative banner and a championship ring, are, in front from left, LeFort and coaches Jessica Estrella and Liz De Lima; in middle row, Sonia Ryan, Alexandra Cahoone, Carolina Sabala, Skylar Ayodele-Silva, Avery Armoush, Kathryn Force, Madeline Teixeira, Jalyah Lopes, Grace San Souci, and Mia Magana.

In the back row, Deyehla Zuendoki, Laura Sousa, Madison Buswell, Liana Villa-Palladio, Haylee Medieros, Ximena Magana, Emma Ashburne, Marabelle Exinord, Marella Exinord, and Naomi Neves.

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