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West Orange Cheerleaders Win Second Consecutive State Championship

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State Champion West Orange High School Cheerleaders Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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TRENTON, NJ - The West Orange High School varsity cheerleaders took home the New Jersey Cheerleading and Dance Association state championship in the Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Division on Sunday.

The annual event was held at the Sun Bank Arena in Trenton and marked the second consecutive year that the Mountaineers took the state title.

The state championship caps off a stellar season for West Orange, which captured the SEC Conference Championship, UCA Regional Champions, UCA Garden State champions, third and seventh place nationally at the NHSCC Competition held in Orlando, FL Feb. 10-11.  

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"This was our last competition of the 2016-17 season and we could not be happier to end an overall great season on such a high note," said head coach Olivia Del Spina. "The coaches are extremely proud of these 16 girls for all of their hard work and dedication this season and I can't wait to see what the future holds for the West Orange Cheerleading program." 

This year's varsity team is comprised of:

Amanda Scalora- 12th grade

Brianna Griffin-10th grade 

Danielle Arrabito- 12th grade

Emma Scalora- 12th grade

Erica Odoemene-10th grade 

Grace Loma-11th grade

Kassandra Castillo-11th grade

Kaycie Elifani-11th grade

Linnea Nichols-10th grade 

Matigan Kohlman-11th grade

Nephtalie Celestin-11th grade

Oneida Aduko-11th grade

Rachel Scott-11th grade

Skyler Fleisher- 12th grade

Veronica Cardona-11th grade

Viviana Cardona-10th grade 

 

Head Coach: Olivia Del Spina

Varsity Assistant Coach: Taylor Calixto 

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