Cheerleaders Bring Raider Pride Overseas
Go Raiders! THS recently cheered on students Ivana Takeman and Kara Banche in their performance during the Pearl Harbor Parade. The two cheerleaders took the long trip to Honolulu, Hawaii to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Banche and Takemen learned a special routine along with 600 fellow cheerleaders from across the United States. Takeman thoroughly enjoyed the experience: “The opportunity to go to Hawaii and perform for people who served our country was an amazing opportunity.”
Over the summer, the THS cheerleading team attended a training camp, in which Takeman and Banche were selected for the parade team and won All American.
Banche’s favorite part of the trip “was walking in the Pearl Harbor parade and seeing how excited people get, especially the little kids smiling, waving and cheering along with us. It was such a honor to be a part of such a once in a lifetime experience.”
Takeman has been cheerleading for 10 years. Although she loves this sport, she does not plan to continue to cheer in college.
In her 9 years of cheerleading, Banche has performed in all star and school cheer. She has previously won All American in a separate year. Similar to Takeman, Banche does not plan to cheer in the future.
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