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Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Flora Peng, Tabitha Mendez, and Collin Qian

May 24, 2019

Class pitted against class. Hundreds of students gathered in the bleachers to cheer on their teams with painted faces, color-coordinated outfits and voices ready to scream. For most of the school, Powderpuff provides an engaging outlet to showcase school pride before the frenzy of AP Test preparation...

Cheer and Song: Teams describe their successes at USA Nationals

Cheer and Song: Teams describe their successes at USA Nationals

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 17, 2017

uring the weekend of Mar. 25, while most juniors were at Junior Prom, the MVHS Cheer and Song teams were in southern California for USA Spirit Nationals. The weeks leading up to the competition were intense for the two teams, with eleven practices total between JAMZ Nationals and the following USA Nation...

Sophomores prepare for 2017 Powderpuff

Sophomores prepare for 2017 Powderpuff

Aanchal Garg

March 10, 2017

A crowd in the bleachers, cheerleaders on the track and players reviewing the playbook. Although this sounds like the scene for the MVHS football team playing under the Friday night lights, it isn’t; it’s the soon-to-come scene of the 2017 annual Powderpuff games. The well-spirited class of 2019 ...

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...

2015-2016 cheer team selected

2015-2016 cheer team selected

Anjana Melvin

April 9, 2015

Outside the locked doors of the dance room, about thirty girls sit in small groups nervously anticipating their turn to go inside and perform in front of a panel of three judges. While some of them spent their time doing homework or chatting about the upcoming Junior Prom and graduation, others waited...

Striking a Balance

Striking a Balance

Rahul Iyer

April 8, 2015

rowds of cheerleaders trickle into the auditorium where they will perform their routines before a panel of judges. The teams are immersed in anxious discussions, roaring laughter and boisterous small talk. In one corner of the room, however, the MVHS cheer team remains quiet. A few of the girls have te...

Spirit teams compete in Southern California Holiday Classic championship

Spirit teams compete in Southern California Holiday Classic championship

Anjana Melvin

December 13, 2014

After school on Dec. 12, the MVHS cheer and song teams flew to Anaheim to compete in the Southern California Holiday Classic championship for the first time. “Nationals is the first time that we’re exposed to the Southern California teams, and usually [they] are our biggest competition,” junior...

Spirit teams prepare for Feb. 28 Sadie Hawkins dance

Catherine

February 12, 2014

From workshops over winter break to the final preparations before the dance, Cheer and Song work together to organize the Sadies dance. Read More »...

Dance showcase held Mar. 1

Dance showcase held Mar. 1

Anjali Bhat

March 5, 2013

Even with a change of instructors and goals in the dance program, “International Rhythm” provided both classic and contemporary routines that were met with praise. Read More »...

VIDEO: Spirit Squad Senior Night held on Nov. 2

VIDEO: Spirit Squad Senior Night held on Nov. 2

Yashashree Pisolkar

November 4, 2012

Cheer and Song seniors cheer for last home football game of the year Read More »...

Cheer wins first place at Nor Cal Classics Dec. 4

Cheer wins first place at Nor Cal Classics Dec. 4

Rachel Beyda

December 9, 2011

Despite a shaky start to the Cheer Team’s competition season at Washington High School, the team won first place among nine teams at their second competition Dec. 4, Nor Cal Classics, in the Varsity Show Cheer Intermediate division. Song Team also competed in the Varsity Song Pom Intermediate division and placed second. At their first competition, the...