Jay Cheerleaders Perform in Sugar Bowl!
While other students were relaxing during the holidays, the Jay High School Varsity Cheerleaders were in New Orleans practicing for their Sugar Bowl performance. The squad, coaches, and parents spent five days and four nights in the city practicing for the half time performance, participating in the Sugar Bowl parade, touring the Mardi Gras World, and enjoying a Cajun Barn Dance.
The Jay squad was one of ten across the country asked to be a part of the halftime performance. Squads from California, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Arkansas, and Florida (JAY) were in attendance. It was a combination of cheer and dance teams from across the United States. Costumes were provided for all participants to capture the ‘Party on the Town’ theme!
Performing in a bowl game’s halftime show was a once in a lifetime experience for the Jay squad. Walking onto the field at the Super Dome to perform in front of thousands was an incredible feeling for these girls. The girls also performed live for local tv during the Sugar Bowl parade. “Marching and dancing in the streets of New Orleans was so much fun!”, some of the girls stated.
The girls really shined and represented their families, Jay High School, Santa Rosa County, and the state of Florida well.
Squad members are: (Seniors) Savannah Seevers, Madelyn Godwin, Rebecca Boutwell, Courtney Walther, Marisa Kirkland, and Meghon Mayo; (Juniors) Jescie Roberts, Morgan Floyd; (Sophomores) Carsen Arrant, Maci Holt, Jaeci Cooley; (Freshmen) Catrina Crandall, Carly Willis. Ms. Junia Fischer is the coach for the varsity squad and Ms. Heather Willis is the Jr. Varsity Coach. Both coaches attended with the girls as well as Jay High Assistant Principal, Carlisle Griffin.
The girls would like to thank all the supporters who helped make this trip possible for them. Parents, coaches, and girls worked hard to raise funds for the trip and the Jay Quarterback Club, EREC, Royal Pharmacy, Wayne Holt, and Southern Vacation Rentals all helped with donations.