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Second Annual LHSAA State Cheer Championships a Huge Success

Posted: 12-13-2012 | Categories: Cheerleading

BATON ROUGE, LA (Dec. 13, 2012) — The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) along with the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) held its second annual LHSAA State Cheer Championships Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

More than 2,000 student-athletes participated in the event making it the third largest participatory LHSAA championship event behind outdoor track and field and cross country. According to LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson, “This year’s state competition was a tremendous success; we exceeded our goal as the number of contestants grew significantly.”

The LHSAA hosted the first-ever LHSAA State Cheer and Dance Championships in 2011 in Lake Charles at the Lake Charles Civic Center. More than 200 high school participants competed in various cheer divisions. LHSAA Executive Director Kenneth Henderson as well as Jennifer Sword of UCA were on hand to present plaques and trophies to the winners.

For a complete list of winners, visit the Cheerleading section of the LHSAA website at and choose 2012 LHSAA State Cheer Championship Results.

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