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South Putnam cheerleaders place 2nd

Friday, July 27, 2012

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North Putnam senior Caroline Byrd was named the 2012 Outstanding Senior Cheerleader.
The 2012 Putnam County 4-H Fair Cheerleading competition saw South Putnam, Greencastle and North Putnam each earn a top honor on the night.

South Putnam placed second overall in the varsity division and in turn was named the Putnam County champions. North Putnam senior Caroline Byrd was honored as the 2012 Outstanding Senior Cheerleader, while the Greencastle section won the Spirit Award.

The South Putnam squad comprised of Cierra Brown, Miriah Cherry, Julianna Delano, Ariel Higgins, Angel Nield, Maddison Plunkett, Kristin Rudolph, Michael Scales, Courtney Sullivan, ShaLynn Sutche and Taylor VanSickle performed a solid routine with multiple builds, with its only hiccup coming as the very end of the routine to claim the second spot.

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South Putnam's Miriah Cherry shows the muscle the Eagles used to earn second place in the varsity division Thursday night.
In the Outstanding Senior Cheerleader competition, Byrd beat out teammates Hannah Williamson, Tatum Straziscar, Jenna Holtze, Audrey Healey, Kayla Moore and Jordan Strow, as well as Greencastle's Brittany Ray to earn her honor.

Greencastle team of Shaylee Aker, Morgan Amis, Destiny Coffman, Averi Gilley, Ashton Higgins, Regan Keller, Julia Mundy, Marin Nally, Nicole Newgent, Kaitlyn Patterson, MaKenzie Query, Layne Robinson and Brynne Shuee won first place in the Freshman Division.

A large contingent of Greencastle football players powered a rowdy GHS cheer block that bellowed its school song and made its presence known early and often. When the night ended, the judges awarded the Spirit Award to the Tiger Cubs fans.

The night was also designated "Pretty in Pink", with representatives from schools donning outrageous pink outfits and dancing to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The capacity crowed helped raise $1,003.16 on the night. South Putnam was singled out for raising the most funds, collecting a total of $386.26.