Chiefs’ Varsity Fall Cheerleaders had a great winter season, including winning first place at The Cheer Spooktacular at West Morris Central High School. The team took first place trophy in the senior large division against one other team.
The cheerleading season started in early August 2012, with new head coach Jennifer Dixon and assistant head coach, Jill Vicedomni. “A total of fifty girls tried out for the fall season this year,” Dixon said. “Twenty-five made Varsity and seventeen made JV!
“It was beyond what we have seen yet, and it makes me happy some upperclassman who hadn’t participated since freshman year still came out to give it a try,” said Dixon.
The fall cheerleaders worked on their routine since August 1st and during that time, Varsity also worked with the JV cheerleaders to teach all the newcomers the cheers they needed for games. “The captains made the routine and they were truly indescribable. We didn’t leave them unrecognized,” added Dixon. “The last game we pranked all the seniors by spraying them with silly string when they least expected it. It was a great season and I hope they remember it for the rest of their lives.”
As the winter season comes to an end, seniors recount memories, including senior Justine Devivo who won the cheerleading scholarship of $200 at the Award’s Banquet.
Senior Bri Ugalde was appointed head captain, along with seniors Jessie Levin and Allyssa Brown as co-captains.
“I still can’t believe my last year as a football cheerleader is over,” said Ugalde, “I actually can’t believe it ever even started. But it was a great year and I truly did enjoy cheering for the boys and sharing my knowledge with my cheer team.”
Jessie Levin commented, “Knowing I won’t continue to cheer in college, that it was my last season and that this was the last season I’ll ever do in my life was hearting breaking since I’ve made this sport such a big part of my life.”