Arthur L. Johnson Crusaders Honor Cheerleaders in Senior Night Ceremony

Arthur L. Johnson High School recognized its senior cheerleaders before Thursday night's home basketball game. Credits: Daniel Collins
Arthur L. Johnson High School senior Mercedes Broski during last night's Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
Johnson senior Christie Bove during last night's Senior Night ceremony, pictured with her parents and her cousin Ava. Credits: Daniel Collins
Arthur L. Johnson High School senior Jennifer Casalino pictured with her parents and younger brother, ALJ junior Mike Casalino. She's an key component of the pyramid that's led them to 1st-place wins. Credits: Daniel Collins
Johnson senior Cristina Casimiro pictured with her mother. This is her second year on the winter cheer team. She is currently a flyer on the team. Credits: Daniel Collins
Johnson senior Alexa Cutro pictured with her parents during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
Alexandra Dorey with her parents and brother Anthony during the Senior Night ceremony on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Credits: Daniel Collins
Johnson senior Katherine Elichko pictured with her mother during the Johnson Senior Night ceremony for cheerleaders and girls basketball on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Credits: Daniel Collins
Johnson senior Krista Ginesi pictured with her parents during the Senior Night ceremony. Credits: Daniel Collins
Johnson senior Carissa Vuono pictured with her parents during the Senior Night ceremony. She is one of the team captains and has been a flyer throughout her high school career. Credits: Daniel Collins

CLARK, NJ -  Senior cheerleaders were front and center at Thursday night's Arthur L. Johnson High School senior recognition ceremony, held before the school's girls varsity basketball game. 

Cheerleaders Mercedes Broski, Christie Bove, Jennifer Casalino, Cristina Casimiro, Alexa Cutro, Alexandra Dorey, Katherine Elichko, Krista Ginesi and Carissa Vuono were recognized for their contribution to the squad.  Corinne Pencinger was absent. The girls posed for pictures with family members. 

The cheer competition team is currently undefeated this season.

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The team performed between quarters, demonstrating their hard work and athleticism.

The Johnson Crusaders went on to defeat the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders by a final score of 56-39 to improve to 8-9 on the season, bettering their chances at the conference championship. 

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