The King’s Academy cheer team is living proof that hard work does indeed pay off in the end. The competition cheer team, from The King’s Academy private Christian school, recently competed against 57 other teams during a semifinal round, earning them a spot in the state finals. Last month, on Feb. 6, the team battled it out at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, with 14 other teams, all hoping to take home the desired 2010 FHSAA State Title.
Led by head coach Jenn Allen since 2007, the cheer team has been working incredibly hard over the past few years to hone their craft and do their routines flawlessly. In 2008, the team placed 11th among 39 other teams in the large varsity tumbling divisions (1A-6A schools). In 2009, they improved even more, earning the title of State Runner-ups when they placed second out of 49 other teams in the non-tumbling division (1A-6A schools). But in 2010, the King’s Academy team pulled off an immaculate program, conquering the competition and earning themselves the coveted title of FHSAA State Champions in the 1A-6A head-to-head divisions.
The cheerleaders and coach are very proud of the hard work and dedication that has been demonstrated over the past couple of years, which ultimately led up to this year’s spectacular performance. To be considered for the state title, teams must perform one brilliant and impeccable drill, lasting only 2 1/2 minutes. After practicing for the past six months for this 2 1/2-minute drill, The King’s Academy cheer team took the top spot, brightly outshining larger schools.
In a recent press release, Jenn Allen discussed her opinion of what has benefited the team the most over this past season: “During devotional time, post-morning of the State Championship, the girls, their coaches and their parents spent time discussing why they felt their season was so successful. Personal investment was the common denominator. Without our strong support team of coaches, parents and the school, our cheerleaders could not have earned the 2010 FHSAA State Title.”
This nationally recognized private Christian school currently serves 1,200 students, from preschool through 12th grade, servicing students from Palm Beach and Hendry Counties. The King’s Academy also offers satellite preschool campuses in Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach and Greenacres. Remote learning is also available at TKAOnline.net.
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