The Vienna Grade School cheerleaders are headed for state competition for the second year in a row. The 18 member team competed at the Benton, Illinois ICCA Invitational Cheerleading Competition on Saturday, Dec. 2. The team received a score high enough to qualify to compete at state competition. The cheerleaders will travel to Springfield to compete against other junior high cheer teams from throughout the state of Illinois on Jan. 7. The competition is held at the Prairie State Convention Center. The cheerleaders competed again, Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Mt. Vernon ICCA competition where they received another state qualifying score. The athletes will compete in one final invitational tournament on Sunday, Dec. 10 in Pinckneyville. The cheerleaders are coached by Staci Shafer and Stephanie Carrick.
First row, from left, Maci Bynum and Kloee Latham. Second row, Jailyn Bayles, Madison Harris, Kennadi Jeffords, Riley Slife, Emma Williams, Laurie Smith and Rylee Ross. Third row, Emily Smith, Christina Bynum, Jayda Bayles, Willo McDonald. Fourth row, Kailen Williams, Kali Browning, Fatih Henshaw, Libby Thomas and Natalie Zoeckler. Photo provided.