More than 250 cheerleaders from 13 high schools came out to Ellis Davis Field House on a cold Saturday morning to compete in the Dallas ISD Cheer Challenge.
Hosted by the Student Activities Department, the Third Annual Cheer Challenge mimicked the UIL Spirit State Championship Finals. The Cheer Challenge followed the Cheer Showdown hosted in November. Together, these events gave the cheer teams exposure to fast-paced cheer competitions, and constructive critiques and feedback to improve their performances.
The UIL Spirit State Championship is set for January 13-15 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Spirit is an extracurricular activity that focuses on the traditional game day role cheerleaders have on the sidelines and in schools supporting athletic teams. At the UIL Spirit State Championships, schools will compete in three categories: crowd leading, fight song, and band dance.
The winners of the December Cheer Challenge are:
3A and 4A
First Place: Carter High School
Second Place: North Dallas High School
Third Place: James Madison High School
5A Division 1
First Place: Bryan Adams High School
Second Place: Sunset High School
Third Place: Woodrow Wilson High School
First Place: Molina High School
Second Place: Adamson High School
Third Place: Hillcrest High School