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Mercy High Cheer By: Jane heArn

Cheerleaders Zoe Mitchell and Charli Shearman are fixing their hair and makeup in preparation for the game.

Cheerleaders left to right on pictures one and three, Martha Pliego, Emma Eddy, Zoe Mitchell, and Kailey Anson warm up to cheer at the JV basketball game. In the middle photo Lily Svoboda, Jessica Gonzalez, and Cree Howard stretch before cheering in the varsity basketball game.
Kailie Anson, Zoe Mitchell and, Landry Lehan talk before the game.

Excited and nervous in equal amounts, the JV and Varsity Cheerleaders get ready to cheer. Kailey Anson said this about her favorite part of Mercy cheer: “My favorite part of cheerleading is giving the players encouragement and being apart of a team.”

Cheerleaders Kailey Anson, Zoe Mitchell, Emma Eddy, and Martha Pliego cheering on the Monarchs with a classic butterfly cheer at the JV game.
Kailie Anson, Martha Pliego, Zoe Mitchell, and Emma Eddy cheering Mercy to victory.

Some of the varsity cheerleaders decide to kneel during the National Anthem in support of racial justice.

Mercy cheered Varsity basketball to victory against Ralston!

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