National title for cheerleaders |

National title for cheerleaders

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Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune / South Tahoe High School Cheerleading Team National Champions are, from left, front, Melody Contreras, Megan Pietrowski, Gina Bartoni, Victoria Sanfilippo, Miranda DeFressine, Kaylee Dennis and Michelle Artinian. In back are Heather Snight, Cassie Sweet, Jake Guthrie, Trisha Talbot and Amy Rennison. Not pictured are Gary Graham, Leysa Segers, Jacqueline Scanio, Annika Spears, Anna McCracken and Aimee Debacker.

The South Tahoe High School Varsity Cheerleading Team on April 3 won first place in the Intermediate Varsity Division at the Jamfest – Surf Jam – Open National Competition at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach.

There were 30 teams competing, all but STHS from Southern California. The STHS team won the national championship and received a trophy and medals. The team has been practicing two hours a day, four days a week since September at South Tahoe Middle School and their coach is Alexis Craig.

Team members are Miranda DeFressine, Gary Graham, Leysa Segers, Jacqueline Scanio, Melody Contreras, Heather Snight, Annika Spears, Michelle Artinian, Anna McCracken, Victoria Sanfilippo, Megan Pietrowski, Kaylee Dennis, Amy Rennison, Trisha Talbot, Cassie Sweet, Jake Guthrie, Aimee Debacker and Gina Bartoni.