Cheer Team Qualifies for Nationals

Nathanial Hoffman, Contributer

On Saturday November 13th the Benjamin Franklin High School Cheer team went to Estrella FootHills High School for the USA Regional Qualifiers. There, judges would watch and score different schools’ cheer teams and their routines. For a cheer team to qualify for nationals they have to score 80 out of 100pts. Our cheer team got an outstanding score of 91 out of 100pts, qualifying for the USA National Championships in Anaheim, California. They competed against a few larger districts school in the valley, and held their own taking 3rd place. The team will continue to attend and compete in a few more competitions this cheer season before heading off to nationals in February. If you see your fellow cheerleaders, congratulate them on their achievements on qualifying for nationals and then motivate them and show your support for their upcoming competitions in January.