The Dalles cheer team heads to Anaheim, Calif. for the United Spirit Association Spirit Nationals from Feb. 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the program’s first trip since placing third overall in 2007. Coaches in lift are, from left to right, Meggan Erland, Alli Miles and Kelsey Wallace. The cheer members are, starting in the back row, from left, Shivani Patel, Jenifer Salinas, Giselle Schwartz, Stephanie Flores, Karla Hernandez, Samantha Stanley, Kendyl Kumm, Zaida Lopez and Jessika Nañez. In the front row are, from left, Anna Singhurst, Emma Koch, Jordyn Hattenhauer and Mackenzie Smith.
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In the competitive cheer world, there is a thin line between winning and second place. Luckily, The Dalles cheerleaders have one last opportunity to show their heart and pride this weekend at the United Spirit Association Spirit Nationals at the Anaheim Convention center in Anaheim, Calif.
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