The Knox Central High School varsity cheerleaders are cheering their way into the spotlight as the team advances to state competition after two members perform in London, England’s New Year’s Parade.
The cheerleaders will be representing the 13th region in the KAPOS State at Large competition. The competition is being held in Bowling Green, Kentucky on February 18th.
The team competed on Saturday, January 21, in the regional competition held at Knox Central. This was the first year that the school has hosted the regional cheering competition.
With a packed gymnasium watching their performance, the following teams won their respected division and will advance to state:
- Small Varsity: South Laurel
- Medium Varsity: North Laurel
- Large Varsity: Knox Central
- Super Large Varsity: Bell County
- Small Co-Ed: Jackson County
- Traditional: Whitley County
Saturday’s competition wasn’t the first time this month that Knox Central’s cheerleaders were in the performance spotlight.
Megan Gray and Hannah Campbell were among 500 cheerleaders across the U.S. who were selected to perform in the London, England New Year’s Day parade.
The two were among five from Knox Central that were chosen as All American Cheerleaders at the UCA cheer camp held in Lexington last July. Along with Gray and Campbell were Megan Cole, Casey Evans, and Lauren Rose.
In addition to performing in the parade, Gray and Campbell had the opportunity to tour London during their seven day trip.
“It is such an honor to have two of my very own cheerleaders perform during the parade,” said Lisa Napier, head cheerleading coach.
“This is Megan’s fourth year of cheering for Knox Central. She is a great senior leader of our team.
“Hannah is a sophomore cheerleader at K.C. I am very excited to have Hannah for two more years to represent the blue and gold!”