Darby Junior High School Cheerleaders lead the way as the first 7A Junior High State Championship team. In the B2 Cheer and Dance coordinated competition, Darby Junior HIgh School outscored second place Ramsey Junior High School and third place Van Buren Freshman Academy Cheerleaders.
In earlier contests, Darby Junior High School Cheer Squad earned first place in the 6A/7A Division at the 2015 Northeast Arkansas Cheer Classic Competition that was sponsored by B2 Cheer Competition in Paragould, AR on Nov. 14. “The cheer squad also placed top honors earning the “Top Pyramid Award” and winning the “Tough Man Competition” out of all the combined junior high and high schools competing,” according to Coach Jody Presson.
“Dede Swinson, Diana Ramirez, Aaliyah Huff, and Abby Hope competed in “Tough Man Competition” by holding an extension for the longest period of time.”
Building upon the momentum of this win, they excelled by scoring a 92.17 that established them as “7A Grand Champions” at the AACA Cheer Classic at Mayflower High School on Saturday, December 12.
Additionally, the cheer squad was honored for “Best Dance.” Lorena Sanabria, Shameila Jones, AnnMarie Diaz, and Angelia Christian earned first place for “Best Stunt Group.” Respectively, Shykira Sampson, Sierra Wise, Michelle Peraza, and Diana Ramirez earned second place for “Best Stunt Group.”