PHS cheer wins regional championship


March 16, 2023

Photo courtesy of Clarise Larson/Juneau Empire

The cheer team stands cheerful and victorious at the end of their performance on Saturday. Pictured from left: Meghan O'Soup, Jonas Anderson, Lakell Deinhardt, Becky Fisher, Kaden Duke, Nya Eby, Lillith Odegaard, Angus Olson, and Novalee Thomas.

The Petersburg High School cheer squad took center stage last weekend, winning the 2A Region V Cheer Championship at Thunder Mountain High School during the regional basketball tournament.

First-year Coach Andrea Weathers said it took a lot of work over the season to get to where they were at regions and that the competition

was a "huge learning opportunity."

The nine-member team was made up of Jonas Anderson, Lakell Deinhardt, Kaden Duke, Nya Eby, Becky Fisher, Meghan O'Soup, Lillith Odegaard, Angus Olsen, and Novalee Thomas and coached by Weathers and Assistant Coach Becky Turland.

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