On January 17, 2012 the Morgan High Cheer leaders traveled to Timpview High school to participate in the Utah Cheer Coaches Association State Championship. The cheerleaders work hard all year and look forward to the competition. Morgan also won the state title in 2008 and 2011. This year Morgan beat out a tough team from Desert Hills for the title. The girls were thrilled and surprised because their coach Tammy Bullock had just talked to them about being good sports if they did not win.
This is a young team this year with only three
seniors, three juniors, ten sophomores and seven freshmen. “This one was sweet because I think we had to work so hard for it.” Said coach Bullock. We suffered an injury earlier in the week that set us back a little, but the girls stepped up and performed when it mattered.
During the award ceremony senior cheerleader Taelyn Gleason received the Academic All-State award. Taelyn is the daughter of Mike and Tina Gleason. This award is given to seniors with a GPA of 9.8 or higher. The GPA for the overall group of cheerleaders receiving the award was 9.94.
The cheerleaders also competed in a competition on Jan 7th in Provo that was an open competition where they must compete against larger schools. Syracuse a 5A school took first with Morgan 2nd, Freemont 3rd, Clearfield 4th, and Springville 5th.
Members of the Morgan High School Cheer Team are: Seniors, Carly Richards, Jordyn Rice-Jones, Taelyn Gleason. Juniors; Kayla Jackson, Gina Rowley and Aubrey Johanson. Sophomores; Rachel Harding, Racheal Hendershot, Cloe Heiner, Emily Wilde, Olivia Andersen, Catie Pace, Kenna Wilkinson and Channdler Weitzeil. Freshmen; Shayli Kilmer, Lexus Toomer, Karli Dobson, Noelle Dredge, McKayla Jones, Paige Malan and Shelby Prochnow. Coach Tammy Bullock.