Varsity cheer takes State runner-up
As the Heritage Varsity Coed Cheerleading team took the mat for the second time during the finals at the CHSAA State Spirit Competition, the team remembered how hard they have worked all season for that moment.
The team placed 2nd as the 4A/5A Coed State Runner Up. The last time Heritage took State Runner Up was in 1995.
“I felt extremely proud and excited for the step up in the program and for the future,” says Head Varsity Coach Vincent DeMarco.
Cheering for all four years of high school, all of the captains Bailey Andersen ’16, Katie Kelley ’16, Briele Nix ’16, Lucy Passaglia ’16 and Natalie Robertson ’16 dreamed of the moment to get to hold the trophy.
“It felt bittersweet to complete my last time, but I couldn’t ask for a better last competition with the Heritage cheer team. I am proud of what we put out on the mat and can not wait to see what the younger people on the team can bring next year,” says Andersen.
The cheer team is making a decision soon to decide if they will be heading to the 2016 UCA Nationals in Orlando Florida this February.
The team’s hard work and dedication with long practices followed by many football, basketball and volleyball games this season paid off.
Track and Field hosts Liberty Bell amid exciting season
Every year around the end of April, Heritage hosts a huge track meet with about 40 schools participating. Organizing the event this year is the head track coach Mr. Tyler Knoblock, from the Physical Education Department.
Longtime coach, staff member leaves Heritage
Mr. Scott Hormann is a staff member who has served this school in various ways for the past 10 years. Recently, Hormann decided that he would be leaving his position as a member of the security team at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year.