Days after recording its fourth consecutive Florida High School Athletic Association state cheerleading title, Bishop Moore Catholic High School had something else to celebrate — a national championship.
The school won the National High School Cheerleading Championship in its category on Feb. 12 at the Walt Disney World Resort. The team was competing in the Super Varsity, Division II category, comprised of schools with less than 1,800 students. Schools were scored on the difficulty and execution of their routines.
It marked Bishop Moore’s first national cheerleading championship, though the school had qualified for the event the last five seasons. Head coach Shannon Lambert said each member’s emphasis on faith was important during the season.
“We truly believe that we were led by God,” Lambert said. “Before and after practice, we pray. We pray right before we get on the floor, and we read Scripture. Prayer is a big part of our season.”