MONTROSE, N.Y. -- The Hendrick Hudson varsity cheerleading team is heading to the Cheer Ltd. Nationals at CANAM in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Thursday.
The team is hosting a send-off for the community on Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. in the Hendrick Hudson High School gymnasium. The community is invited to attend this event, where the team will perform its routine for the national competition, and coaches and captains will give speeches.
The team boards a bus for Myrtle Beach on Thursday. The team will attend the CANAM Pep Rally on Friday night. The competition takes place on Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22.
Head coach Nicole Selvaggi-Landry was very excited when asked about the team heading to South Carolina.
“I am very proud to be a part of this wonderful program at Hendrick Hudson," she said. "The girls have been working so hard, and I am confident that their perseverance will benefit them. I am elated for them."
The Hendrick Hudson cheerleaders have won first place at six competitions this year, highlighted by first place at the Westchester County Championships in November.
The cheerleaders have also won the Lakeland, Croton, John Jay EF, Arlington and Ketcham competitions this year.
Athletic director Tom Baker was delighted when he spoke about the opportunity that this team had in front of it.
“The cheerleading team has had a wonderful year," he said. "Their record at the competitions speaks for itself, but the type of young ladies that they are is something that the district is quite proud of. They have represented themselves in such an impressionable manner. I am excited for the opportunity that this team has in front of them. I know that they will create memories that last a lifetime at this competition.”
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