HHS Varsity Competition Cheerleaders Advance to Nationals in Walt Disney World
On Saturday, November 22, 2014, the Hillsborough High School Competition Cheerleading team headed down the Garden State Parkway to participate in the Northeast Regional UCA Cheerleading Championship at the Pine Belt arena in Toms River NJ. The team competed in the Small Varsity Division which consisted of 16 teams from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. At the end of the competition and when the awards were handed out Hillsborough finished in 6th place and their score was high enough to earn them a return bid to attend the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships at ESPN World in Orlando Florida the weekend of February 6, 2015.
This is the fourth straight year the HHS Competition Cheerleading Team has earned a bid to attend the National Championships. Last year the team placed 12th Nationally in the Medium Varsity Division I the best any HHS Cheer Team has ever finished. This year the team will be competing in the Small Varsity Division I and hoping to come home with another amazing experience and National Title.
In early September the Hillsborough High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleading teams started to sell the traditional and much anticipated Homecoming T-shirts "BORO TACKLES CANCER" for the annual Homecoming football game which was played on October 17, 2014. For the past four years the Cheer Booster Club has picked an organization that relates to Cancer and donates a portion of the proceeds to that organization. This year the organization that was chosen was a local organization called Steps Together (http://www.steps-together.org) which was actually founded by HHS Alumni.
This year the cheer teams sold the most t-shirts they ever have and the Booster Club was able to make a $2000.00 donation to the Steps Together organization!
The funds were raised specifically for families in Hillsborough battling cancer. The Biviano family was able to attend the homecoming game to accept the check on behalf of Steps Together. We wanted the girls who worked so hard selling shirts to meet some of the people they are helping.
Here are just a few pictures of the amazing night. A night when awareness was raised about both organizations.
Thank you to all who helped make this years Homecoming T-shirt sale a huge success and to all those who made the Homecoming night a special night for many, especially one local family.
We look forward to next years homecoming and helping those in need again.