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Blood, Sweat, and Cheers


Media Contact: Alexis Pritchard

Date: 12/16/2021

Phone: (504) 301-2000


Blood, Sweat, and Cheers

N. P. Trist Middle School Cheerleaders Earn First Place Sweep

Chalmette, LA - Talk about holiday cheer! The N.P. Trist Middle School cheerleaders celebrated an award-winning weekend recently, capturing both the Spirit Blast Competition and the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Regional Competition. 

At the Spirit Blast Competition, held at Nicholls State University, the team placed first in the Junior High Competition Division and first in the Junior High Game Day Division. The team also placed first at the UCA Regionals Competition the following day at Southeastern University in Hammond.

During the UCA Regional Competition, teams were credentialed in cheer safety and leadership training, endorsed by the National Federation of High School Sports, as well as in the areas of crowd leading, spirit raising, ambassadorship, athleticism, and entertainment. 

Trist Principal Denise Pritchard said she is proud of the team's school spirit and unity. 

“We’re so grateful for our coaches, Sara Chapman and Brooke Royce, and their commitment to our cheerleaders,” said Pritchard. “The teamwork, school spirit, and incredible work ethic that this team embraces is truly inspirational. We are elated that all of the hard work has paid off.”

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