Cheer Squad Earns Trip to Citrus Bowl
All 17 of the girls were invited, but due to various holiday obligations only nine will be able to make the journey. Seniors Shondra Mishmash, Gabi Moore, Sabrina Miclette, and Violet Page, junior Rebecca Gribi, sophomores Isabella Ardisson and Kylee Savio, and freshmen Shaylaray Bilandzija, Miranda Femenella and Chaney Ruiz are busy raising the $2,000 each that the trip will cost.
When asked what the girls are doing to raise funds, 6-year head coach Gina Michael replied, “What aren’t they doing?!” The girls will be selling Krispy Kreme Donuts, holding 50-50 and goody basket raffles at football games, selling trinkets at Homecoming, and hosting a non-alcoholic “Paint and Sip” art class, assisted by South Fork art teacher Jennifer McClure.In addition to the Citrus Bowl invitation, five girls tried out and qualified to go to London as All American All Stars, but will not be making that journey, preferring instead to represent South Fork at the Citrus Bowl with more of their teammates. Those who qualified for London were Mishmash, Miclette, Moore, Ardisson, and Femenella.
Michael is very proud of this group of girls not only for their skill and high level of motivation, but also for their ability to consistently put each other and the team above their own individual needs. “They really look past their own problems for the good of the squad,” said Michael.
If you are interested in helping the squad reach their fundraising goals, Michael can be reached at Jim’s Quality Quick Lube, 923-1420.