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Poquoson High School cheerleaders head to regional competition
Pquoson High School cheerleaders have been to the state competition 14 times and have even been runner up for first place. They are giving it another go this year and are on their way to the regional competition on Saturday at Kettle Run High School in Nokesville, Va. If they win at the regional competition they will go to the state competition on Nov. 8 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. They already won at the conference level, conference 25, in their division, 3A.
Julie Edwards, head coach of the Poquoson High School cheerleading team, said the state competition will be tight. The cheerleaders will have three minutes to perform and whichever team "hits the routine most precisely and at the highest level" will win.
"I think that this team is one of the best teams I have ever coached," she said. "And I just think once you get to this level it could be anybodyís win because the teams are so incredibly awesome."
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Tuesday - October 29, 2014
Saturday - October 25, 2014
Poquoson High School student hopes her friend of 10 years wins homecoming king
Tyler Bell, 17, has been attending Poquoson schools for nearly his whole life and Friday he has the chance to be crowned homecoming king. His childhood friend Brooke Sawyer has been working hard to make his dream come true by encouraging her classmates to vote for him. Bell is legally blind, developmentally delayed and has Microcephaly, which means his head and brain are smaller than average, said his grandmother Pat Swett.
"We are really very, very, very emotionally excited," Swett said. "This is a great honor for him, and we are just very excited because he is very popular at the school but we didnít realize how popular."
Swett said that he and Sawyer have been friends since the third grade and that Sawyer has really been encouraging him over the past two years to participate in a variety of school activities. Last year the two went to prom together and this year she put his name on the homecoming ballot.
As of Thursday Bell was one of the top three candidates for homecoming king.
"He is so happy," Sawyer said. "I have never seen him this happy ... he will be talking about this forever."
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Friday - October 24, 2014
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