Canyon Lake Middle School held its Kick Off Assemblies for the new school year on Aug. 24. The varsity and junior varsity cheer teams were there to promote school spirit and perform for the crowd. “We’ve got spirit!,” said cheer coach Tammy Howard.
The Kick Off Assemblies are the first of seven assemblies throughout the school year. They represent a different character trait each month as well as present Student of the Month awards to students.
There are 27 girls on the varsity team and 19 on the junior varsity team this year. The varsity team is a performance team, junior varsity is a skills-building team.
Canyon Lakers on the varsity team are Allyson Villarreal, Amara Noon, Brooke Helbock, Callie Reeves, Eliana Ruyle, Emily Graham, Emma Dornay, Julia Zitzke, June Wright, Katelynn Stout, Kennedy Benham, Kolena Apana, McKenzie Cassara, Natasha Warner, Riley Bergherm, Rula Katsouridis, Sawyer Lanouette and Summer Scott. Additional varsity team members are captain Bella Roe, Gage Dudziak, captain Kai Rjiejahh, captain Kaley Pelton, Katrina deVera, Lacey Castillo, Marichelle Villamar, Mila Crawford and Serenity Llorin.
Canyon Lakers on the junior varsity team are Alyssa Martin, Bailey Graham, Emma Cole, Makayla Acock, Makayla Herbert, Olivia Brunson, Ryann Boshard, Serafina Smith and Taylor Tello. Additional junior varsity team members are Ariel Vasquez, Ashlee Fernandez, Breanna Asandoh, Delaney Shaw, Emily Bak, Estefanee Gutierrez, Meray Saad, Ryleigh Cooley, Tiara Sumual and Trinity Irvin.