School Board Honors Champion Tate And West Florida Cheerleaders

February 20, 2019

The Escambia County School Board honored the Tate and West Florida high school cheerleaders Tuesday night.

The Aggie cheerleaders won the Florida High School Athletic Association Region Small Coed Championship. They are the first squad from Tate High School or Escambia County to take first place in their division since Pine Forest won that honor in the 80s, according to the Escambia County School District. They are also the first Escambia district squad to win since cheerleading was recognized as a sport and included in the FHSAA competitions.

Tate  also placed fifth in national competition.

The Tate Aggie cheerleaders are Kyndell Ammons, Morgan Austin, Jonah Cass, Bailey Carter, Shelby Fleming, Isabella Floyd, Kensley Foley Hagyn Helton, Payton Herring, Madeline Hughes, Erin Johnson, Elena Lucci, Abi Manoso, Keaden Martin, Kyndal Milsted, Ashlyn NeSmith, Madelyn Ray, Emma Romero, Payton Simmons, Ariyana Wyatt, Krysanne Hagen – co-captain, Emilee Potter – co-captain, and Kennedy Bellard – captain. This year’s head coach is Morgan White and the assistant coach is Annie Wiggins.

The West Florida High School cheer squad placed second in the state. West Florida cheerleaders are Alyssa Albertson, Sarah Albertson Taylor Bailey, Lanie Brown. Chloe Claxton, Madison Couture, Chloe Douglas, Amanda Klemm, Saniyah Marioneaux, Jazmine Olsen, Haley Pratt, Erica Ragsdale, Nadiya Reeves, Zaniya Royster, Kalista Russell, Kaylin Russell Alexis Shaw, Alyssa Tran, Savannah Young, Destiney Larkins — co-captain, Jada Lee – captain, and coach is Stacie Hammer.

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