For the first time ever, the Gunter High School Cheerleaders celebrated an amazing season with their very own Cheer Banquet on February 24th. In the past, the team has always partnered with the sports’ teams, but as Gunter ISD has grown, each organization is beginning to host their own individual banquets. The evening began with student remarks by Ashley Bruner, followed by a wonderful meal and a year in review slide show. Afterwards, the Junior Varsity, Varsity and UIL teams were all recognized, as well as the seniors. Next on the agenda was a slide show from the UIL Team, thank yous and the Big Sis/Lil Sis Exchange. It was a wonderful evening of celebration and a night that these talented, spirited and hard-working ladies aren’t soon to forget.
The 2018-2019 Cheer team was fortunate to be led by 5 seniors – Captain Taylor Howard, Co-Captain Peyton Fanning, Lieutenant Chloe Walton, Karsyn Kemp and Ryle Leach. The legacy these ladies have started will forever be remembered. In the course of their Varsity careers, they have put on over 40 pep rallies and cheered at 58 football games, including two trips to state and volunteered to cheer at many home volleyball and basketball games, including the playoffs! In January, they had their most successful finish ever at the UIL State Spirit Championship, finishing in 6th place!
As the GHS Cheerleaders wrap up a very successful season, eyes turn towards the 2019-2020 season and team. This year’s Seniors will spend the week before tryouts teaching the material to the next crop of Gunter Middle School and Gunter High School cheerleaders and enforcing the legacy that they have begun. These hopefuls will formally tryout on March 8th and we wish them all the best! Get’em Tigers, Get’em!