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Comets competition squad wins high marks

The Halifax County High School varsity competition cheerleaders participated in the Cheer for a Cure 100 on Saturday at Patrick Henry High School. The competition was a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen cancer research.

They placed first in the Large Varsity division and also had two team members recognized for other achievements.

Victoria Evans won the jump and tumble off in the 15 and older age group, and Katie Nichols placed second in the jump off.

“It was another successful day for our team, but this one meant more than usual,” said competition coach Lauren Anderson.

”The fundraiser on Saturday was such an awesome thing for these teenagers to be a part of, and I really think they enjoyed being there for such a great cause.”

“We helped to raise over $5,000 for cancer research,” Anderson added.

“It’s not every day that you can be involved in something so important so to be a part of that was such an incredible feeling.

“The team had a very solid performance and once again received important feedback from the judges to carry into our district competition.”

The Comet Cheerleaders will have their annual exhibition on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the high school gym.

There will also be performances from the HCHS jayvee and Head Over Heels Tumble & Cheer Ultimate Shine teams.  Halifax County High School will host the Western Valley District competition Oct. 26.