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Herndon Cheer Team Wins State Championship

Herndon Varsity Co-Ed Cheer with the Virginia States Championship trophy. Back Row: Coach Deven Song, Coach Suzanne Mansfield, Coach Jenny Goff, Conlan Miller, Veronica Wood, Briana Heckard, Breana McPherson, Lexia Rowley, Lisa Sheffer, Bridget Nagy, Claire Barnes, Rebecca Valley, Margaret Schaaf, Macie Heuring, Shannon Kelley, Joanna Albert, Coach Anna Seymour, Coach Emma Collie. Middle Row: Zoe Langendorff, Marissa Foster, Bernadette Abadias, Alex Asack, Sarah Strangfeld, Kara Joyce, Hannah Moore, Meghan Henry, Inteha Hassan, Sheena Okai, Coach Hayden Little. Front Row: Alex Coffelt, Isaac Parada.

Herndon Varsity Co-Ed Cheer with the Virginia States Championship trophy. Back Row: Coach Deven Song, Coach Suzanne Mansfield, Coach Jenny Goff, Conlan Miller, Veronica Wood, Briana Heckard, Breana McPherson, Lexia Rowley, Lisa Sheffer, Bridget Nagy, Claire Barnes, Rebecca Valley, Margaret Schaaf, Macie Heuring, Shannon Kelley, Joanna Albert, Coach Anna Seymour, Coach Emma Collie. Middle Row: Zoe Langendorff, Marissa Foster, Bernadette Abadias, Alex Asack, Sarah Strangfeld, Kara Joyce, Hannah Moore, Meghan Henry, Inteha Hassan, Sheena Okai, Coach Hayden Little. Front Row: Alex Coffelt, Isaac Parada. Photo by Annette Kelley

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.