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File #: 170170    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/23/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/23/2017
Title: Honoring the Saint Hubert High School Cheerleading Team on Winning the National High School Cheerleading Championship.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Green
Attachments: 1. Signature17017000.pdf


Honoring the Saint Hubert High School Cheerleading Team on Winning the National High School Cheerleading Championship.



WHEREAS, The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida and is televised on ESPN and ESPN 2 to more than 100 million homes and 32 countries annually; and


WHEREAS, In order to get to Nationals, Hubert’s had to overcome many obstacles, including fundraising a large amount of money to attend the event and replacing injured cheerleaders; and


WHEREAS, To prepare for their routine, the team spends countless hours training and practicing year round.  In addition to practicing, the team performs at all Father Judge football and basketball games; and


WHEREAS, During the competition, the squad performs a two and a half minute routine packed with stunts, pyramids, elite tumbling skills, cheers and dance.  These routines take a tremendous amount of endurance, strength and stamina; and


WHEREAS, Saint Hubert’s competed against 25 teams in the “Large Varsity” division, which means competing with 20 girls on their squad; and


WHEREAS, This is the twelfth year that Saint Hubert Cheerleading has been to the NHSCC and their second National Championship for Varsity; and


WHEREAS, The head coach of the team is Lisa McNesby and she is assisted by Paul Ballentine, Mary Kate McKnight, and Kristen Mahon; and


WHEREAS, The St. Hubert Cheerleading Program includes three teams with a total of seventy-seven cheerleaders; and


WHEREAS, In addition to practice and schoolwork, the girls still find time to volunteer with various charitable organizations, including the Athletes Helping Athletes; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That we hereby honor and commend the Saint Hubert High School School Cheerleading Team on winning the National High School Cheerleading Championship.


RESOLVED FURTHER, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to the Saint Hubert Cheerleaders and their coaches, further evidencing the sincere appreciation and admiration of this legislative body.