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    St. Hubert High wins at National Cheerleading Championship

    St. Hubert High School won the Large Junior Varsity division at the recent National High School Cheerleading Championship. The competition, sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association, took place on Feb. 7 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Disney World. The Bambies prevailed in a field of 12 teams. It was their second national championship in a row. The squad is coached by Lisa McNesby, a 1995 St. Hubert graduate. The three other teams representing St. Hubert all had top-10 finishes in their divisions. 

    Much to cheer about

    On a recent Sunday afternoon inside the gymnasium at St. Hubert, athletic director Mike Prendergast looked toward the nearly 100 cheerleaders assembled and quipped, “Look at this … it’s like West Side Story in Mayfair.”

    A tribute to one of their own

    In loving memory: The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush held a dance festival benefitting a college fund named in memory of Jackie Park, a Rush graduate who was fatally struck by a car in 2012. The dance festival featured works choreographed solely by students. They wrote scripts for a few short monologues that were intertwined with dance performances. Some types of dances included ballet, hip-hop, modern and jazz. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

    Father Judge has plenty to cheer about

    “It was a great feeling. We finally accomplished our goal. Competing on a national level is nerve-wracking, but a lot of fun. We received a lot of encouragement from our fans and the junior varsity team.” — Cheerleader Megan McGinley, a junior at St. Hubert High School.

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