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PHS cheerleaders become five time Region champions


March 14, 2019

Photo courtesy of Sara Hadad-Dembs

The Petersburg High School cheerleaders pose at last week's regional championships in Sitka. Back row from left to right: Avery Skeek, Sage Johnston, Coach Sara Hadad-Dembs, Julie Olsen, Martha Johnson, Allie Davis, Coach Rebecca Steffenson, Trinity Davis and Miranda Nilsen. Front row from left to right: Leiah Kittams, Kara Newman and Joelys Lopez.

After becoming five time Region champions, the Petersburg High School cheerleaders look to competing in Anchorage next week for a shot at the state title.

Of the ten cheerleaders on the team, Trinity Davis, Martha Johnson, Avery Skeek, Miranda Nilsen and Sage Johnston are all returning members. Davis, Johnson and Skeek are also seniors.

"We have some really good leadership on our team this year," said co-coach Sara Hadad-Dembs. "The whole five returning girls were excellent in getting these new girls up to championship status. They had to learn a lot, and they did that because they had goo...

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