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By Dan Rudy 

Cheer squad takes third at State after Region V win


March 30, 2017

Dan Rudy / Petersburg Pilot

The Petersburg Cheer Squad shows school spirit during Wrangell's 2017 Homecoming games on January 27. The team took first this year for Region V, and placed third for its division at State on March 22.

The Petersburg Cheer Squad finished off its season with a third-place win at State on March 22, after taking first place at Region V the week prior.

"It's only our second year going back, since 2008," coach Becky Fortna said of the state-level competition.

Due to the size of its squad, Petersburg High School competed in the large co-ed division, going up against three other teams. Fortna explained her cheerleaders had put on a good performance during the meet, and the time overall was educational.

"It was a really good growing experience," she said.

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