LHS cheer takes 1st in preliminary competition

Laconia High School's varsity cheer team earned entry to the state cheerleading competition after placing first in a preliminary event held on Sunday. Laconia earned 91.5 points out of a possible 110. Trinity (86) came in second, followed by Winnisquam (83). Also competing in the event were teams from Campbell, Bow, Stevens, Franklin, Newfound, Farmington, Prospect Mountain and Berlin. Laconia cheerleaders shown above are: front four girls left to right, Taylor Percy, Kaitlyn Sasseville (middle back), Taylor Avery (middle front) and Gillian Gorse. In the back:Cierra Pinkney, Rachel Lowe, Jackie Foden, Isabel Gorse, Danielle Angers and Peyton Hughes. The state competition will be held at Southern New Hampshire University. (Courtesy photo)