The cheerleaders at High School of the Future recently competed in the city championships. Leading up to competition, the cheerleaders worked extremely hard in practice on their routines and cheers for the big day. Marylissa, a college and career ambassador who works with 11th and 12th graders, has been working with the cheerleaders at Future since the beginning of the year. Just like the coaches, she pushed the girls both in practice and with their academics. The cheerleaders and their coaches absolutely appreciated the help of Marylissa, so much so that she received her own cheer shirt for all the help she provided.
The competition took place on December 3, 2017 at the Liacouras Center located on Temple University’s campus. There were a lot of great teams at the competition. Two other Promise Corps schools, West Philadelphia High School and Overbrook were there, and they both performed well.
The Future cheerleaders did an amazing job during their performance, despite their music cutting off. The girls pushed through and didn’t let the dysfunction falter their performance. In the end, the girls placed in fourth place; they were up against some solid competition. However, they persevered and were offered a bid for the state championship. The girls will compete in state championships in Hershey, PA this January. We will be cheering them on with hopes that they bring back a trophy. We are so proud of the Future cheerleaders!
– Shaquana Gantt, College & Career Ambassador at School of the Future