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Competition Cheer Faced Hillsborough County’s Western Conference

Competition Cheer competed in Western Conference at East Bay High School on Jan. 23
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Line of cheerleaders hold letters that spell out ‘K-N-I-G-H-T-S.’

Packed stands and cheers were heard all around in the East Bay High School gym on Tuesday, Jan 23. as the 12 best cheer teams in Hillsborough County gathered at the Western Conference to put on their best performance. Robinson’s Cheer Competition team competed against 11 other teams competing for the highest place possible.

While the team placed ninth out of 12, they got a score of 74.5 which is relatively high in cheer scoring as it’s out of 100. Their routine began by running out onto the mat waving the “R-H-S” letter flags and pom-poms greeting the audience with wide smiles and waves. They then began the chant seen on the sidelines at football games which consisted of spelling “K-N-I-G-H-T-S’ with cardboard letters and performed stunts as well during the chant.

They closed their 2-and-a-half-minute routine up with the dance routine which included stunting, dancing and much more. The cheerleaders closed out the routine with a three-person pyramid and smiles.

Flyer Laura Smith (’26) recognized that the team made some mistakes but did well overall against their competition.

“We had a few difficulties but one of the best parts of our team is our ability to overcome these [mistakes] and make it pass,” Smith said. “I’m really proud of us for moving pass our issues and growing as a team.”

While they may have not placed high in this competition the team will be traveling this weekend of Feb. 3 to Lakeland to compete in States Semi-Finals and State Finals and hope to make improvements there in order to place higher.

“I think as a team we are very excited for these major competitions and the experience coming along with it,” Smith said.

 

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Yesenia Rosario, News & Features Editor
Yesenia Rosario is a junior at Robinson and the News & Features Editor of  Knight Writers. This is her second year on staff and her first year as an editor.  Rosario has a deep fondness for the community that journalism has built for her, leading her to return to the staff for a second year.  "What brings me back is the community and the work, it’s very great. It’s very easy but fun at the same time," Rosario said.  Although busy with her academics, Rosario manages to find time for hobbies; she especially enjoys baking and being with friends. Rosario also appreciates a wide variety of media, particularly the essence of Jordan Peele's movies. Currently, “Coraline” is ranked as one of her favorite movies due to its more dark and irreverent tone.  “It's not that I don't lean over any other genres of movies, it's just that I think that thrillers and creepy movies have you on the edge of your seat more, they could be more interesting," Rosario said. "More can be done with a lesser timeframe, rather than like two-hour movies, and though they're good, they're pretty lengthy, so I think that horror and thriller movies have so much content in a short amount of time." Being a movie and music enthusiast, her favorite section to write is A&E. She often finds herself gravitating towards sections that allow her to editorialize.  “I prefer writing album reviews over any other, because it's something I enjoy writing about and giving my opinion on and it gives me a reason to listen to music for fun, rather than having to write lengthy feature stories or any informative story that aren't as fun to write," Rosario said.  Rosario hopes that her love for writing will continue to play a role in her future, even after high school. “One of the reasons I like journalism is that you’re able to choose and write about what you’d like and I think that’s pretty cool," Rosario said.  Profile by (Jordan De La Cruz)
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