With achievement in athletics on the rise around Sharon in recent years, the selectmen took time on Tuesday evening to recognize a first time accomplishment from a group of pop warner cheerleaders.
Never in their 44 year history has Sharon sent Pop Warner cheerleaders to a national competition, until this year that is. After placing second in the Hockomock competition and second at the New England regional competition, the C cheerleaders, who cheer for the pee wee team, qualified for the Pee Wee Pop Warner Nationals at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
“It’s a great thing that you did for Sharon. You made us proud,” Selectmen Chairman Joe Roach told the team.
Competing in December, the cheerleaders took seventh in Cheer Level 2 Large Division.
The achievement was the result of effortless work from the girls who have been practicing since Aug. 15 and had to push other commitments to the side for the team.
The community has been supportive of the team, with donations received for the trip though checks, Sharon Pop Warner, and the girls canning. According to coach Wendy Kamens, most of the trip will be reimbursed though the money received.
For their impressive results, the selectmen gave the cheerleaders a Certificate of Recognition read by Bill Heiten.
The team consisted of the following cheerleaders: Natalija Skoko, Sofi Shlepakov, Morgan Goldberg, Kristin Deshotel, Carolyn Bayha, Eva Wallace, Jenysis Simmons, Kaitlin Deshotel, Nena Harris, Mira Smith, Julia Magit, Kaitlyn Wallace, Julia Early, Mia Iacovella, Rene Robinson, Taylor Hoffman, Sarah Mahoney, Sarah Cohen, Katelyn Quinney, Margot Hopkins, Kate Ginsberg, Emily Marcus, Amelia Scappaticci, Sophie Kamens, Kendall Fiore, Gina Gemba, Jamie Kaufman, Nikki Naisuler, Ally Brown, Valerie Mayo, Sarah Weinberger, Sofie Smith, Lauren Harris, Kendall Huot, Jenna Goldstein