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Let s Hear It for St. Andrews! SAPC Gets a
By Alice Harrison
On Saturday, April 16, the newly
formed SAPC Cheerleaders entered the
cafeteria during dinner to invite all in
attendance to walk over to the gym to
see a demonstration by the squad.
St. Andrews has not had an official
cheerleading squad in many years, with
a few dance teams filling the halfiime
void occasionally. While very few teams
in the Conference Carolinas have
squads, studies have shown that athletes
and crowds respond well to the encour
agement provided by organized groups.
It was with that in mind that Orianna
Best began the formation of the latest
edition of cheerleaders.
“The goal of our team is to do our
best to add to good the reputation of St.
Andrews by going out into the commu
nity and volunteering,” Best said.
“Going to competitions and winning
and basically just showing people that
the Knights are the best.”
Best, who actually came up with the
The SAPC Cheerleaders include Andre
McLean, Bryan Swails, Orianna Best,
Joy’esbia Broum, Emily Caton, Stephanie
Whitlock, Lauren Parker, Karlee Arnold,
Grete Majerle, and Jake Anderson
idea to start the cheerleading team, says
that she got the idea after attending a
St. Andrews basketball game.
“The very first thing that I noticed
was that we didn’t have any cheerlead
ers,” she said. “Then I went to another
April/May 2011
Cheerleading Squad
game where they had previously adver
tised that we would have a half time
show. I went and I was very surprised. I
didn’t realize that it would be school age
children performing. And so, once I
realized that we didn’t have a team of
our own, I decided I ought to start
The current roster is composed of
Andre McLean, Bryan Swails, Orianna
Best, Joy’eshia Brown, Emily Caton,
Stephanie Whitlock, Lauren Parker,
Karlee Arnold, Grete Majerle, and Jake
Anderson under the coaching direction
of Kevin Berrote, Jamie Hughes and
Lauren Hughes. There are currently a
total of 10 members on the team, but
the ultimate goal is at least 25. The
team is open to both male and female
people who are interested, with physical
eligibility being determined by tryouts,
which will be held again in the fall of
this year. Tryouts are open to anyone
who likes sport and sportsmanship with
a willingness to work hard.
“On a scale of one to ten, [the diffi-
(See Cheer, Page 4)
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