Monroe competitive cheer breaks records

Kaylee Watters, Reporter and Editor

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This year, the Monroe High School competitive cheerleading team has broken all three school records. They broke the record of a 200 point score at the Jan. 21 competition scoring 202.8 points and even the following week breaking it again with a score of 211.9. The varsity team has been coached for six seasons by MHS teacher Pietrina Guy.

Guy took to the cheer Facebook page to say,

“This sport is about being the best you can be each week.”

The varsity team competed in the district finals competition this past Saturday, Feb. 18 at Southgate Anderson High School. While the girls didn’t place at districts, they broke every record ever set in the competitive cheer program at Monroe High during this competition.

“We broke the school records and our team all became so close; I will miss it,” senior Arrias Riggs said.

The team has a large amount of graduating seniors that will be leaving this year. The team is made up of 19 high school girls of which seven are seniors.

“I am so proud of my team this year,” senior Naielah Laister-Jones said. “Even though I would’ve liked to place higher at competitions, we all worked together and broke records. It was honestly the most fun time in my life, and I’ve made lifelong friendships.”

The team does multiple fundraisers throughout the season to raise funds for the program. The most recent was a casino bus trip to the Greektown casino.  At the end of the season, the varsity team and the middle school team will come together to have an end of season banquet, which will take place at Petes Garage on March 10.

“It was a great season especially being my first year being part of the team,” junior Lexy Laister-Jones said.


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