Burlington High School Cheerleading
Each year there are 9 Cheerleading Squads at Burlington High School and Cheerleading opportunities at each of the Middle and Elemenary Schools.
The fall High School squads include: Varsity Football, Sophomore Football, Freshman Football, and the Competition Squad.
The winter squads include: Varsity Boys Basketball, Varsity Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Sophomore Basketball and Freshman Basketball.
The Fall Cheerleaders are coached by Cherie Reid (27 years as BHS Cheer Coach)
The Winter Cheerleaders are coached by Lindsey Johnston (2nd Year Coach)
Through Cheerleading, students learn responsibility, teamwork, leadership skills, and the importance of dedication. They make lasting friendships, learn organizational skills, discipline, and good sportsmanship. Cheerleaders are encouraged to be good role models, demonstrate good citizenship, and maintain high academic standards. Cheerleading is more than talent and athletic ability. It is being good leaders on and off the field, in the classroom, and in the community. As Cheerleaders, our job is to cheer for and support our teams, while encouraging good sportsmanship and school spirit. Through the years Cheerleading Competitions have become more and more popular. Competitions are a fun and rewarding experience. It gives Cheerleaders a chance to really work as a team, perfecting a routine and having the opportunity to compete against other teams. It is a great learning experience.
If you have intertest in Cheerleading, please contact the B.H.S. Athletic Office for more information.
DCA National Competitions:
1989—National Coed Champions
1990—National All-Girl Division—4th Place
1992—National All Girl Division—2nd Place
1993—Class 4-A State Champions
1995—Class 4-A 2nd Place
1996—Class 4-A 2nd Place
1998—Class 4-A 3rd Place
2000—Class 4-A 6th Place
2002—Class 4-A 2nd Place
2003—Class 4-A 7th Place
2004—Class 4-A 8th Place
2005—Class 4-A 5th Place
2006—Class 4-A 4th Place
2007—Class 4-A Large Division 3rd Place
2008—Class 4-A Large Division 2nd Place
2009--Class 4-A Large Division 2nd Place
2010--Class 4-A Large Division 2nd Place
2011--Class 4-A Large Division 3rd Place
2012--Class 4-A Large Division 4th Place
1997 UCA State Charity Competition
Individual Champion - Nicole Casady
3rd Place - Erin Abramsohn
University of Iowa Competition:
1998 Large Varsity Champions and Over-all Grand Champions
Individual Champion - Tammi Porter
Westland Mall Cheerleading Competition:
6 All-State Cheerleaders
Approximately 80 BHS Cheerleaders have gone on to Cheer at the College level in the past 27 years. Colleges include the University of Kentucky, The University of Iowa, Iowa State, UNI, Iowa Wesleyan, Creighton, Michigan State, Navy, Notre Dame, Miami of Ohio, Bradley, William Penn, Loyola, as well as Junior Colleges including SCC and Indian Hills.
The Burlington High School Squads annually receive Academic Awards from the state.
Cheerleading Camp Awards:
Numerous UCA all-stars and All-Americans--several have gone on to cheer in the Macy’s parade and the New Year’s Day parade in London.
An NCA All-American--performed at a Bowl game in Hawaii
15 Cheerleaders who have gone on to become Cheerleading Camp Instructors
25 BHS Cheerleaders have gone on to coach Cheerleading at different levels—both high school and college.
Community Service Projects:
Volunteered for Special Olympics
Helped at Steamboat Days Kids Day
Tailgate parties at nursing homes,
Cheered for Kiwanis Meetings
Adopted Families at Christmas
Performed for High School Class Reunions
Alzheimer’s Memory Walk
Face Painted at the Teddy Bear Picnic for Grade A+
Performed at the Relay for Life
Cheered for RAGBRAI bikers as they came into Burlington
Adopted a soldier for the holiday
Volunteered at the Hospice House Fund Raisers
Performed at Tailgate Breakfast for the Greater Burlington/West Burlington Chamber of Commerce
Performances at Rotary Club
Volunteered at Community Fall Festival through Grade A+
Worked at the Snake Alley Criterium and Road Race
Helped with Company Picnics
Had Clinics for various Brownie and Girl Scout troops
Volunteered for Reading programs at Elementary Schools
Volunteered to paint faces at the Snake Alley Art Fair
Cherie Reid was selected as the 2011 Iowa High School Cheerleading Coach of the Year. She was also a nominee for 2011 National High School Cheerleading Coach of the Year.
For additional information on BHS Cheerleading, see the BHS Cheerleading website at: https://sites.google.com/a/gapps.bcsds.org/burlington-high-school-cheerleading/home