“These athletes work extremely hard on and off the mat, as well as in the classroom.” – Varsity Cheer Coach, Kayci Smith.
Frenship ISD would like to congratulate nine Frenship High School seniors on their selection into the 2019-2020 Academic All-State Cheer team. Only 51 6A athletes across Texas made the team, and nine of those are Frenship students.
Over the past five years, FHS has had cheer athletes make the All-State team, and Varsity Cheer coach Kayci Smith says she’s not surprised to see nine students make the cut this year.
“I think it speaks volumes on behalf of the athletes and their work ethic, as well as the type of education they are receiving in our classrooms at FHS,” said Smith. “Some of my seniors this year and past years have been in the top 10-15% of their class. In fact, one of these seniors this year is #3 in the 2020 graduating class.”
The following are the nine students selected to the Academic All-State team:
- Paige Robinette
- Shalee Dane
- Ava Chaparro
- Cordell Little (Mascot)
- Reagan Snuggs
- Alex Daniel (Mascot)
- Peighton Watts
- Brooklyn Montgomery
- Caitlin Covington
In order to be selected, students must have a 94.0 GPA, be a graduating senior, nominated by their coach and have good character throughout their time at FHS.
“Honestly, there really aren’t enough words to express how proud I am of these seniors. They work so hard and give back so much to their school and community,” said Smith. “They aren’t just great athletes, cheerleaders and students; they are amazing young adults that have the best hearts, outstanding moral integrity, and excellent character. As a coach, I am blessed to call them mine. It’s a great day to be a tiger!”
In addition to receiving this honor, two of the nine have signed their National Letters of Intent to continue cheering at the collegiate level. Back in October, Paige Robinette signed to Trinity Valley Community College. Earlier this month, Cordell Little singed with Dallas Baptist University. Little is the second mascot in Frenship’s history to sign to a college.