Category Archives: Cheerleading

Jenna Daniel Named All-State Cheerleader

image2016Senior Charlestown Pirate Cheerleader Jenna Daniel was recently honored, by the Indiana Association of School Principals, as a 2016 Indiana All-State Cheerleader.  Jenna is one of 12 selected to this year’s All-State team, out of over 50 entries in Indiana.   Jenna and the other 11 All-State cheerleaders will perform at State Finals on November 5th at New Castle High School.  Jenna has was also selected as All-American at U.C.A. Cheer Camp this past summer, out of around 50 cheerleaders; and earned 1st out of 8th at the recent Pendleton Heights cheer competition where she performed the routine that landed her the All-State title.  Congratulations Senior Jenna Daniel.

CHS Cheer Summer Camp Highlights & News

2016CHScheerCampThe Charlestown High School Cheer team traveled to the UCA Cheer camp held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington this past week.  Three Pirate seniors tried out and were selected as UCA All-American Cheerleaders, they were Bradley Lafoon, Taylor Glover and Jenna Daniel.  Additionally, Madisyn Bowser, Taylor and Bradley were three of fifteen to received a special invitation to try out to be a member of the UCA Staff, 400 cheerleaders attended the camp.  The team earned a second place honor in the extreme routine competition; CHS also got a superior trophy for their stunt sequence; and received gold ribbons during both nights of evaluations.  One of the CHS Stunt teams, consisting of Taylor Glover, Paige Cooksey, Jenna Daniel, and Sophia Adams; participated in a stunt off with over 25 other groups and finished in the top five.  Congratulations to the Charlestown HS Cheer for completing another successful summer camp.

CHS Cheer Announces Summer Clinic

The Charlestown High School Cheerleaders are beginning preparations for next school year’s season while also announcing a Summer Clinic opportunity on Saturday, June 18th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The 2016 Cheer Clinic will be designed for school kids five years of age and older, at a cost of $30.00 per participant; which includes learning a cheer routine, a snack and drink, a t-shirt, and performance at Charlestown’s Foudner’s Day Celebration on June 23, 2016.  Come and learn a full routine with jumps, tumbling, stunts, dance and more!  View, download and print a Clinic Registration form by CLICKING HERE.  Completed form and payment must be returned to one of the CHS Cheerleaders or Coaches by June 3rd.  All checks should be made payable to Pirate Pride.  For more information or questions, contact Coach Amy Pearce at

CheerTeam2015Congratulations to the 2015-16 CHS Cheerleaders for an amazing season, winners of 7 first place trophies, and two second place trophies- including Runner-Up at State (17 total teams).  

Brooke Adams (captain),Leah Sherrill (co-captain), Melanie Titzer (co-captain), Chelsea McClelland, Erin Willey, Madisyn Bowser, Paige Cooksey, Jenna Daniel, Taylor Glover, McKenzie McQuillen, Haley Seng, Makenzie Byrnes, Josie Jeffries, Makayla Pedro, Valerie Webb, Isabelle Zimmerman, and Kristyn Jones (manager).

For more information about Charlestown HS Cheer, go to www.PiratePride.BLUE/Cheerleading.

Pirate Cheer Finishes Third at State Finals

CheerFinals2014The Charlestown HS Pirate Cheer squad competed in Saturday’s 2014 Indiana Cheer Championship State Finals at Southport High School.  The squad finished third in Class C (similar to Class 3A) behind Northwood HS and Tri-West HS.  The Cheer Chamionships are hosted by the Indiana Association of School Principals.  During the event, Charlestown’s Amber Neal was also recognized for being named to the All-State Cheer Team, along with eleven other Senior Cheerleaders from all around the State of Indiana.  For information and complete results will soon be posted at

Pirate Cheer Advances to State Finals

2014CheerTeam800The Charlestown High School Pirate Cheerleaders competed in the Indiana Regional Cheerleading Competition on Saturday at Westfield High School (north of Indianapolis) earning a spot in the State Finals round.  The squad will compete next Saturday in the Indiana State Cheerleading Competition, at Southport High School.  Coach Sherrill and Coach Gullion are extremely proud of the hard work these girls have put in the past few months.  For more information about Pirate Cheerleading, go to www.PiratePride.BLUE/Cheerleading.  GOOD LUCK TO PIRATE CHEER.

Amber Neal Named to the All-State Cheer Team

AmberNealSpecial congratulations to Senior Cheerleader Amber Neal for her selection to the IASP (Indiana Association of School Principals) “All-State” Cheer Team.   Amber was selected from a very talented pool of senior cheerleaders from all over the state.  Amber proved herself worthy of this honorable distinction through her continuous hard work and dedication.   Cheerleading Coach Mark Sherrill was excited not only for Amber but for all of CHS.  Coach Sherrill stated “Amber is an outstanding asset not only to our cheer program but to the entire community.  Amber has matured into a true leader in and out of our program.  I am glad others get to see just how special she is.  This distinction is another great reflection on all the positive movement in our wonderful community.”   Amber Neal will be recognized among her cheerleading peers on November 8th during the Indiana High School Cheer State Finals.  For more information about the IASP and the Indiana Cheer State Finals, go to

“BELIEVE IN BLUE” T-Shirt Pickup Info Announced

Members of Pirate Nation who ordered “Believe In Blue” T-Shirts from the CHS Cheer program, can pick up their shirt orders at Tumble Town (the former Civic Center) on Thursday  August 28th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm or Friday August 29th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  Questions regarding the “Believe In Blue” T-Shirts should be directed to Callita Gullion at

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