SCHS Competition Cheer Wins Region Championship Third Year in a Row

Kneeling L to R are seniors: Michaela Nadeau, Grace Ellis, Isabelle Arnold, Sailor Ott, Rylee McIntyre, Kate Oldham, Madison Dean,Kamryn Hattaway, Lydia Wilson
Standing L to R are: Coach Kaitlan Prince, Miley Scramlin, Jacey Burtt, Brianna WIlliams, Kinsley Thomason, Kelsey Watkins, Shy Eades, Coach Cathy Thornton, Kaylee Boyd, Anderson Defoor, Zoe Carroll, Maddie Silva, Adalyn Deforest, Avery Kirkland, Coach Emily Bachelor

UPDATE: SCHS Athletic Director Chuck King has announced that there will be a “send off” for the Cheer Team that is headed to the State Competition on Thursday morning. with roll-off at 10:45 the High School, and the community is invited to join.

King stated, “Come join the Indian Nation  as we send Competition Cheer to Macon – searching for that State Championship.  Go Indians!

This past weekend, the Stephens County High School Competition Cheerleading Team won the 2023 Region Championship title. This is the third straight Region Championship for the Lady Indians. 

They will compete in the State Championship this coming Saturday, November 11, ranked 8th in the state. 

Head coach Cathy Thornton stated, “We set two goals at the beginning of the season to have a 3-peat Region Championship and to be Top 6 at State. There were only 1.5 points separating us from obtaining our second goal of being in the Top 6. We have been working extremely hard since the summer on this routine, and while it was not perfect on Saturday, it was more than enough to take the regional title. Stephens County scored a 91.5 while the Region Runner-up scored an 83.”

The school placement from region competition was:

Stephens County – 1st Place

Hart County – 2nd Place

Franklin County – 3rd Place

Hebron Christian Academy – 4th Place

Oconee County – 5th Place

Stephens, Hart, and Franklin scored in the top 16 and will compete at the state level on Saturday, November 11, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Macon Centreplex.

This Championship is  Thornton’s Forth Region Championship within the last nine seasons. Assistant Coaches Emily Bachelor and Kaitlan Prince were cheerleaders on the 2015 team, which made school history when they won the SCHS Cheer Team’s first region title.