Competing at the National High School Cheerleading Competition Feb. 10 and 11, the Mount Si High School Red squad finished 8th overall. Courtesy Photo

Mount Si cheerleaders claim top spots in state, national high school competitions

  • Wed Mar 1st, 2017 9:31am
  • Sports

Mount Si cheerleaders continued their strong tradition of representing their school and the Snoqualmie Valley community extremely well at state and national competitions.

This year, for the fourth in a row, the Mount Si junior varsity cheer team took first place in the Jan. 21 Washington State JV Championships.

A week later, at the WIAA Cheerleading State Championships in Everett on Jan. 28, the varsity Mount Si Red squad placed second in the Medium Varsity division, and the Mount Si Silver team placed third in the Medium Non-Tumbling division.

The Mount Si Red team went on to compete at the National High School Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 10 and 11.

Upon their return, Mount Si Cheer Coach Jessii Stevens reported, “Mount Si Red hit a perfect routine in the preliminary round to advance into semi finals.”

The team struggled a big in semi finals but advanced to the finals, where the girls placed eighth in their division.

“We are so incredibly proud of them!” Stevens said.

Members of the Mount Si High School cheerleading teams include:

Red Team – Halle Nicholson, Ingrid May, Kaitlyn Rennie, Addi Norris, Elizabeth Ward, Abby Mandella, Annie Hager, Allie Banducci, Annie Bluher, Athena Chriest, Avery Barrett, Elizabeth Lower, Erin Wollerton, Gia Arellano and Keira Mix;

Silver Team – Megan Ewing, Sammy Kremer, Sami Lewiston, Jolie Shelton, Phoebe Mandella, Vanessa Vance, Emily Davis, Chloe Kappen, Jenny McCall, Josephine Araya, Emma Lee Hunt, Joslynn Ruiz, and Julia Saimo;

White Team – Audrey Hoving, Amelia Pontnak, Ericka Mickelson, Alyson Chenoweth, Julia Grotenberg, Jenna Misgen and Taccoa Herman.


Mount Si’s Silver cheer team placed third at state in the Medium Non-Tumbling division. Courtesy Photo

On Jan. 21, the the Mount Si High School White cheer team repeated as four-time champions at state, taking first place in the Washington State JV Championship Jan. 21. Courtesy Photo