Spirits were high and so were the back-flips during the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Cheerleading Competition on Tuesday at the Multi-purpose Sports Complex.
Fashionably but athletically dressed in matching shirts and mini-skirts, cheerleaders from the school’s four sports houses — O’Neal in blue, Flemming in red, Carlisle in yellow and Lettsome in green — took to the centre of the auditorium, entertaining more than 1,000 attendees at the annual competition.
Most of the attendees were dressed in blue, yellow, green or red while they enthusiastically applauded and cheered.
The competition — a tradition that had been discontinued for several years before resuming three years ago — now draws one of the largest crowds of any ESHS event, Principal Sandy Underhill said at the start of the evening.
Besides the top trophy, Flemming House also won awards for Best Dance, Best Overall Performance, Most Powerful Athletics, and The Most Energetic Cheerleader, which was given to Arjani Percival.
See the March 30, 2017 edition for full coverage.