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Published on November 23rd, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Lexington High cheerleaders bring home state title

LEXINGTON, S.C. — The Lexington High Varsity Cheerleaders won the 4A State Competitive Cheer State Championship recently at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. The top 16 teams in the 4A division qualified to compete in the South Carolina High School League State Competitive Cheer Championships.

“We are very proud of our cheerleaders and how well they represent Lexington High on and off the mat. Congratulations on winning the 4A State Championship,” said Lexington High Athletic Director Josh Stepp.

The Lexington High cheerleaders performed their best routine of the season receiving a top score of 360. They placed ahead of powerhouse cheer teams including Dutch Fork, Dorman, Mauldin and River Bluff. This is the second state title for LHS cheerleaders in the past three years.

The LHS competitive cheer team is coached by Shannon Canady and Leigh Watson. Team captains are LHS Seniors Peri Jayne Skipper and Emily Zona.

“This is one of the hardest working teams I have coached. Their positive attitudes and strong work ethic kept them focused and allowed them to reach their dream goal. Watching the growth of this team and the relationships they developed throughout the season was very special. To see their smiling faces and excitement after they hit that ‘perfect routine’ was enough for me, but actually being named state champions was a moment that every team and coach should get the opportunity to experience,” said LHS Cheerleading Coach Shannon Canady.

Cheerleading Coach Leigh Watson added, “I feel incredibly blessed to work at the absolute best high school in the state with the most amazing group of cheerleaders and the finest coaching staff anywhere. All of the teams that competed on Saturday represented South Carolina beautifully, and it is a tremendous honor for us to represent our state as the 4A State Champions.”

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