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May 7, 2014

WC trades in competitive cheerleading for spirit club

After years of competition success, the Weatherford College Cheerleading program is moving in a new direction.

While administrators are proud of the current and previous cheer squads and their accomplishments, the team will transform into a college-sponsored spirit club and will no longer compete locally or nationally starting this fall.

“Congratulations go out to the WC Cheer Program for a job well done as it has represented Weatherford College in the local communities as well as competing nationally at the National Cheerleading Association Collegiate Championships,” WC Cheer Director Doug Jefferson said. “The WC Cheerleaders have competed nationally for many years. For the past nine years, the team has been awarded a first, second, third, fourth or fifth place trophy and has also brought home awards for ‘Most Innovative Choreography’ and ‘NCA Spirit Award.’”

Due to the successful nature of the squad, students from many other states and countries have attended Weatherford College to participate in the cheerleading program. Many of the WC cheerleaders have transferred to major universities where they continued not only their education, but cheering. The squad was featured in the American Cheerleader magazine, and in 2006 WC cheerleader Jeff Harrison graced the magazine’s cover.

For more information regarding possible participation and scholarship opportunities, visit the myWC Student Life web page in the coming months. This Spirit Club will be open to all interested WC students beginning Fall 2014.

“Moving away from a competitive cheer team to a club program creates an opportunity for a more diverse student population to participate in a leadership role to promote school spirit,” said Kathy Bassham, Executive Dean of Student Services. “We want to thank the students and advisors who have represented WC at such a competitive level over the years, and we’re looking forward to working with even more students in the future.”

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