Ponca City Varsity Cheerleaders Earn National Championship at Competition
The Ponca City High School Varsity Cheerleaders earned top honors at the recent ASC (American Spirit Championship) Central National competition held at the cox Center in Oklahoma City on January 30 & 31, 2016. The team won the Intermediate High School National title, and then were announced as the Grand Champions (overall high score) of the school and recreational squad division.
The Po-Hi Varsity squad consists of 15 members this year which include one senior, four juniors and ten sophomores. Po-Hi coach Darla Turney explained, "It has been a huge rebuilding year for us. Several weeks before competition, one of our girls got sick and was hospitalized, so we had to red-do our routine. We went in to the competition wanting to win the overall title of Grand Champions, which is the highest score of the entire school and recreational team division. The girls were so excited to win it! We had teams from Sand Springs, Tulsa and Midwest City as well as some all-star recreational teams in our division. The girls were awarded a large trophy and banner for the division award, and individual medals, banner, a plaque and National Champion jackets for the Grand Champion title. Girls are thrilled to bring a title home for their Wildcats!"
Ponca City High School Varsity coaches are: Ashley Campbell, Blair and Darla Turney. The Team Captain is Heather Rush and Co-Captain is Lauren Champlin. A video of the exciting announcement can be seen on the district Facebook page and website at www.pcps.us .