FHS ROAD TO STATE
Spirit State Championships OVERVIEW
Spirit is an extracurricular activity that focuses on the traditional game day role cheerleaders have on the sidelines and in schools supporting athletic teams. At the UIL Spirit State Championships, schools will compete in three categories: crowd leading, fight song, and band dance.
GAME DAY FORMAT—PRELIMINARY ROUND Each team will showcase its best sideline and crowd-leading material in the following categories: Fight Song, Band Chant and Crowd Leading. The use of crowd-leading tools such as signs, poms, flags and/or megaphones is encouraged. Sideline practicality should be highest priority in routine development.
GAME DAY FINALS FORMAT Finalists will be determined by preliminary round scores, which do not carry over into the final round. Each FINALIST will showcase its best leadership skills and sideline crowd-leading material in Game Day presentation that will include an announcer-led situational cue describing a game day element. The use of crowd-leading tools such as signs, poms, flags and/or megaphones is encouraged. Sideline practicality and effective leadership should be considered in all elements.
Frenship Cheer RESULTS
IT'S A V-I-C-T-O-R-Y FOR THE FHS UIL CHEER TEAM
- In 2017 we made our first appearance at the UIL Spirit State Championship. We competed against 183 6A schools (no divisions were set this year) and finished overall 25th in the State of Texas. We were so proud to be one of the top schools, but cant wait to go back and make finals!
- In 2018 we went back to the UIL Spirit State Championship and had one goal- to make the finals. Not only did we make finals, but Frenship High School got 4th in the State of Texas! Only missing 1st by less than a tenth of a point.
- In 2019 we made our 3rd appearance at the UIl Spirit State Championship, but this year we were in the biggest division of the entire competition. We competed against 72 Large 6A Div 1 Schools, and made top 20 State Finals! Overall we ended it up being 14th in the State of Texas and we were so proud! We left it all on the mat and cant wait to go back next year!
In 2017, the FHS Cheerleaders made their first appearance at the state championship and finished 25th overall in the state of Texas. In 2018, the athletes made it into finals and placed 4th in the state of Texas, only missing 1st place by less than a tenth of a point. In their third appearance at state, they made it into the to 20 state finalists and placed 14th in the state of Texas.
- In 2020 the Frenship Cheerleaders headed to their fourth state appearance at the UIL Spirit State Championship.
After a weekend of fierce competition, the Frenship High School Cheerleaders came up just a few points short of making finals. The squad competed against 70 6A Division One teams that are broken down by school enrollment. Division one schools have a student enrollment of 2,750 students or more, putting Frenship High School right at the cutoff for the largest group of competitors. Freshmen, Junior Varsity and Varsity cheerleaders competed in every category - Fight Song, Crowd Leading Cheer and Band Chant. Varsity Coach, Kayci Smith, said the athletes left everything they had on the mat. "We are so proud of how they performed, as well as how they represented Frenship High School and Frenship ISD," Smith said. "We appreciate the support the entire District showed us and are grateful for the opportunity to compete in the sport we love while representing Frenship. Each year we have moved up in divisions, which brings some tougher competition," said Smith, "but we practice, plan and prepare all year long and are always ready for the competition."
Congratulations, Frenship Cheer! We are proud of each of these student-athletes.