Published 12:00 am Friday, January 7, 2000

CHHS squad deserves praise for well-earned honor.

Hard work pays off for cheerleading

squad with national honor

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Editor’s note: In Thursday’s Messenger, an editorial congratulating the Charles Henderson High School Cheerleaders for their awards and success contained some inaccuracies. The following is the text of the editorial as it should have appeared.

The work and long hours of practice for the 1999 national competition during the hot summer months became a dream come true when the name Charles Henderson High School placed third in the World Cheerleading Association national competition.

The announcement came after months of hard work and dedication on the part of several young girls who had the integrity, work ethic and talent to achieve a goal that few schools have the honor of winning.

Earlier during the month of December, the Charles Henderson cheerleaders placed first at the Alabama Cheer Champs state competition.

Though they didn’t win the national crown, the girls did make Troy proud, closing the decade with two national titles to their credit and with numerous other awards including best squad in Alabama for 1999 and third place winner in run for a national title.

Striving to be the best is a trademark of the Charles Henderson cheerleading tradition. The program’s success is a testament to the strength of the school, the coaches and sponsors who assist with the program, and most importantly, to the girls who make up this dynamic squad. Congratulations are in order for these girls for their awards, your achievements and their integrity and character.

We wish them all the best in the years to come and look forward to seeing the outstanding example they set honored by future generations of cheerleaders.