• Teague cheerleaders try out in absentia
    Miley Steen was selected as the junior high cheer mascot for the 2020-2021 school year and Leynie Horton for the varsity squad. Cheerleaders are expected to make an appearance later this year with football in the fall. Tryouts however, were different, as

Teague cheerleaders try out in absentia

Teague ISD teachers have shown concern and care for students no longer attending school in person due to the COVID-19 crisis. From preparing and providing meals for students that depend on it for nutrition, to showing support via parade and online videos, teachers are missing their pupils in the classroom setting.

Distance did not stop cheerleader tryouts, however, with Cheer Sponsor April Welch and Julie Smith judging video submitted by those trying out, often from home.

“We did what is called virtual tryouts,” said Welch. “They each made four videos and submitted them to a google doc that I submitted to the judges.”

Welch coaches the junior varsity and varsity cheer squad, while Smith mentors the junior high cheerleaders. Judges consisted of varsity members.




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