El Estoque

The disappearance of the Monta Vista Cheer Team

The disappearance of the Monta Vista Cheer Team

Sophia Chen, Devin Gupta, Tanish Mendki, and Anjali Singh

August 30, 2019

“Strong ideals will never die, Hail to thee 'ole MV High!” MVHS students yell the last lines of the Alma Mater at each rally while members of the cheer and song team perform their routines. The spirit at rallies and sporting events is fostered through song and cheer — until this year. The beg...

Senior Kelli Russell describes her last year on MVHS Cheer

Senior Kelli Russell describes her last year on MVHS Cheer

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 10, 2017

Additional Reporting by Becca Wong Last year, at the 2016 USA Nationals in Los Angeles, the MVHS Cheer team got 6th place in preliminary rounds, meaning they would move on to the finals. The minute they finished their first performance in the prelims, however, Russell describes how she knew already that t...

First competition, first place: Cheer starts the season off strong

First competition, first place: Cheer starts the season off strong

Fatima Ali

November 6, 2015

Co-written by Priya Reddy. he true feeling of a team is in the air as the cheer members reflect on their frantic day. The bus ride home from Stockton is full of sore, exhausted girls, but their spirits have never been higher. Cheer recently placed first at their first competition of the season, k...