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2023 Division “C” ICC State Champion

Pirate Cheer Team

Photo courtesy of Melissa Stewart
Back Row (L to R) : Sophia Smith, Madison Semberg, Justine Howard, Leighla Perry, Chris Sim, Anneiah King, Abby Keltner, Kaylee Jackson, Tiffany Denney
Middle Row (L to R) : Dayna Barnes, Brooklyn Henson, Lilly Gillespie, Angel Jewell, Leah Walden, Samantha Posante, Tatum Poirrier
Front Row (L to R) : Megan Workman, Avery Shields, Morgan Wiles, Kimber Doherty, Kylie McDonald, Sarah Martin, Madyson Bonner

Pirate Cheerleaders Take State!

Our cheerleaders are Varsity C State Champions!!

The Indiana State Cheer Championship is a competition held each year through member schools of the Indiana Principals’ Association. Finalists reach the state level in A, B, C, or D level based on enrollment and through a preliminary round. Charlestown advanced...Read More »


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Pirate Cheerleader Isabelle Zimmerman to Continue Endeavors at IUS

With her family and coaches Pirate cheerleader Isabelle Zimmerman recently signed her national letter of intent to continue her cheerleading endeavors at Indiana University Southeast.

Indiana University Southeast, a regional campus of Indiana University, is a four-year, public, comprehensive university located in New Albany, Indiana, just across the Ohio...Read More »

Pirate Cheerleader James Stacey Signs with Western Kentucky


In front of family, friends, and coaches, James Stacey recently signed his national letter of intent to continue his cheerleading endeavors at Western Kentucky University next year.

Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of more than 60,000 approximately 110 miles south of Louisville and 65...Read More »

Jenna Daniel is Btown Bound as a Hoosier Cheerleader

Charlestown High School Senior Pirate Cheerleader Jenna Daniel is seeing several years of wondering what it would be like to cheer for her favorite college sports team; become her reality.  Senior Jenna Daniel, is headed to Indiana University in Bloomington to continue her education as well as...Read More »

Glover Headed to Bellarmine to Cheer

Charlestown High School Pirate Senior Cheerleader Taylor Glover gathered with family and school administrators Wednesday evening to finalize her announcement to attend Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.  Glover has participated in competition cheer and softball during her entire career at Charlestown High School.  Glover is undecided in...Read More »

Laffoon Signs with Concordia University

Charlestown High School Senior Bradley Laffoon recently gathered with family, friends, and school administrators to sign a letter of intent to attend and cheer at Concordia University, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Seated with Bradley (center) are family members Rob and Melissa Laffoon as well as Jodie and...Read More »

Pirate Cheer Preparing for Saturday's State Finals

The Charlestown High School Cheerleaders have advanced to the Indiana Cheer Championship State finals for the 4th straight year.  Charlestown will compete against six other squads in the co-ed division this Saturday at New Castle High School; determining this years state champions.  This senior laden squad has...Read More »

Jenna Daniel Named All-State Cheerleader

Senior 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...Read More »

CHS Cheer Summer Camp Highlights & News

The 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...Read More »

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...Read More »

Pirate Cheer Finishes Third at State Finals

The 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...Read More »

Pirate Cheer Advances to State Finals


The 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...Read More »

Amber Neal Named to the All-State Cheer Team

Special 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...Read More »

"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...Read More »

"Believe in Blue" T-Shirt Orders Now Accepted

The Charlestown Pirate Cheer squad is taking orders for new “Believe in Blue” t-shirts designed to debut at the August 30th Pirate Football versus Brownstown game at Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis.  Shirts are $10 each (plus $2 for 2X or $3 extra for 3X sizes).  The Believe in Blue...Read More »