The cheerleaders have put in many hours of dedication to earn this privilege.
"The girls have done so great this year, said Aubrey LaGarce, captain of the cheer squad. "I hope all our hard work pays off, and we have fun and enjoy our time at state."
Practices began this summer and have continued everyday after school for an hour and a half since then. The routine they are performing at state is loaded with cheer, dance, tumbling and stunts.
"Being a part of a cheer squad that competes is a big commitment for all the cheerleaders and coaches," said Coach Courtney Goetz. "It takes a lot of practice time to prepare, especially state. The girls have worked hard to improve their skills.
"I'm excited for state and for the girls to have the opportunity to show off their routine," said Coach Goetz.
|All the girls are excited to have this opportunity.|
"I am so proud of all our girls," said Sami Nielson, squad co-captain. "We have worked really hard this year, and I hope that we do our best."
The cheerleaders will perform at the University of Missouri in Columbia this Saturday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. The cheerleaders are coached by Goetz and Julie Savinsky.