Cheerleaders Have First Taste of Competition

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Amityville Memorial High School’s varsity cheerleading squad participated in its first ever competition on Dec. 17 at Centereach High School.

This is the first year that Amityville has had a competitive cheerleading squad. There are 17 girls from ninth through 12th grades coached by Sally Anne Rexach, a social studies teacher at the middle school and high school. Cheerleaders perform at football games in the fall before moving on to their competitive season in the winter. 

The Warriors cheer squad performs a one-minute routine with dancing, tumbling, stunting and jumping. Coach Rexach developed the routine along with input from senior captains Kayla Gayle, Kamyce Tyson-Cardona and Ashley Wilson. 
The team competes against other schools from Suffolk County during Sunday afternoon events. 

“This provides a wonderful opportunity for our cheerleaders to experience their sport in a competitive environment,” said Evan Farkas, the district director of athletics, physical education and health. “The girls embody the Warrior spirit and are representing their school with pride. We wish them much success in their inaugural season of competition.”