LAGRANGE, Ga. — The Troup High School cheerleading team has been selected 2010 Georgia Cheerleading Team of the Year, according to a press release from the school system.
The state's top team is selected by the Georgia Cheerleading Coaches Association, which looks at a team's community service, school service, grade point average and athleticism.
The 30-member Troup team, along with four other teams, advanced to the state finals before clinching the title. The release stated Troup's cheerleaders had a 3.3 team grade point average and logged hundreds of hours of community and school service.
“I am so proud of this team because they are truly one of the few teams left in the state that cheer all year,” said head coach Amelia Key in the statement. “They compete in addition to cheering for basketball and football. Their time and devotion to their school and community is astounding, especially since they practice five days a week as well as cheer and compete each weekend."
The team will be recognized and perform for the state cheerleading coaches' conference in Atlanta in March.