News Feature

Deer Isle
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, March 12, 2020
Cheer contest draws hundreds to DISHS

Stunt Competition

The stunt competition, a real crowd pleaser.

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by Leslie Landrigan

An estimated 800 cheerleaders, families, friends, judges and a DJ filled the Deer Isle-Stonington High School gym on Saturday, March 7, for the fourth annual DI-S cheering competition. Nineteen area teams competed in various categories, wrote Coach Amber Jones, who organized the competition, in an email.

The Deer Isle-Stonington middle-level team won its division. Winning the stunt competition—which had more than 10 stunt groups—were Jaylin Jones, Josie Eaton, Kara Larrabee and Aubrey Morey. Quin Larrabee from DISES won the jump competition against more than 15 entrants.

The DISES Booster Club handled concessions, while parents and families worked the rest of the event, Jones wrote. They sold bows, T-shirts and raffle tickets for a cheer bag.

Team effort

Deer Isle-Stonington’s middle level team performs a stunt at the DI-S cheerleading competition.

Photo by Leslie Landrigan
Stunt Competition

The stunt competition, a real crowd pleaser.

Photo by Leslie Landrigan
Concentration

It takes a lot of concentration to perform before hundreds of spectators.

Photo by Leslie Landrigan