HHS has won the national cheerleading competition for the first time ever.
The cheerleaders finished first in the Universal Cheerleaders Association National Championships.
Business teacher and cheerleading coach Brittany Watson said the team has taken second and third place before but never first.
Because of COVID, this year’s competition was different. Instead of going somewhere to compete, Watson said, the performances were recorded and then sent to the judges.
The first-round video was due April 7. The team advanced to the final round on April 12 and submitted its final video on April 15. The competition aired on Varsity TV April 23.
“The great thing about recording was that we could record as many times as we could to make sure it was perfect,” said senior Lily Howard.
The team competed in the Small Varsity Non-Tumble Game Day Division and the Small Varsity Traditional Division.
Story by Fabian Spence and Brett Means