Monday, July 25, 2011

NR cheerleaders get top rating

(Front row from left): Rachel Benton, Katie Gelter, Kirstin Mattingly, Nicole Payton, Emilee Bateman, Mariah Corbin, Ally Meadors, Emma Feld (Back row from left) Jordan Berger, Amanda Nguyen, Jenny Roberts, Kelsi Curry, Jade Stamper, Paige Willhoff, Lexi Cook, Kelsey Kirschner, Alyssa Hallahan, Not pictured Nikki Dillow.

New Richmond High School’s cheerleaders came home with three blue superior ribbons and a superior team trophy from the Universal Cheerleaders Association camp at The Ohio State University July 18-21.

Senior Nicole Payton was named an UCA All-American and was invited to attend the UCA’s 2012 London Varsity Tour in London, England.
New Richmond senior Nicole Payton has been named an UCA All-American and invited to attend the UCA's 2012 London Varsity Tour in London, England.

The Lions cheerleaders are coached by Heidi Nieto and Abigail Mineer.

Team members are seniors Nicole Payton, Kirstin Mattingly, Emilee Bateman, Jordan Berger, and Nikki Dillow; junior Katie Gelter; sophomores Lexi Cook, Alyssa Hallahan, Amanda Nguyen, Kelsey Kirschner and Paige Willhoff; and freshmen Emma Feld, Mariah Corbin, Kelsi Curry, Ally Meadors, Jade Stamper, Rachel Benton and Jenny Roberts.

“The girls worked hard all week and are excited to perform new material during the 2011-2012 school year,” said Nieto.