On Nov. 10th the Herndon High School (HHS) Co-Ed Varsity Cheer team traveled to Virginia Commonwealth University to compete in the annual Virginia High School League State Cheer Championships. The HHS team brought home the championship, scoring an impressive 280.5; the second highest score ever recorded at the state level. This is the team’s first state championship, besting previous winners Fairfax High School and Cosby High School. While this is their first state championship, the HHS Co-Ed Varsity Cheer program is no stranger to success, having won the last three Concorde District cheer titles and placing second and third at state in the past two years. Their big win this year is somewhat bittersweet, as Head Coach Jenny Goff is stepping down after nine years with the cheer program.
Goff along with assistant coaches Emma Collie, Suzanne Mansfield, Deven Song, Anna Seymour and Hayden Little led Herndon to win three District Titles, one Regional Title, and the 2012 State Championships. Collie and Mansfield are also retiring this year.