The Gill St. Bernard’s Cheerleading Squad ended their action-packed winter season with eleven girls and a brilliant legacy of building GSB spirit and pride into all aspects of the school.
Whether it was cheering on the sidelines at basketball games, bringing energy to school-wide pep rallies, or welcoming our youngest students to school on Welcome Wednesday, the GSB Cheerleaders proved to be an invaluable component of student life.
“This year’s team embodied energy and enthusiasm,” said Head Coach Margery Schiesswohl. “We will be losing six seniors from the team this year, and they will certainly be missed.”
Those six seniors were honored on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at GSB’s annual cheerleading senior night and included Maddie Buynak, Sophie Coyle, Izzy Della Pello, Becca Moore, Sara Rodriguez, and college tumbling-commit Ally Ross.
In addition to ramping up the team’s presence on campus, the veteran squad worked tirelessly to incorporate new stunts and skills into the team’s repertoire.
“We had a guest instructor come in during our pre-season and teach us some new stunts,” explained Coach Schiesswohl. “We built upon them throughout the year, and we look forward to passing that knowledge on to the students who get involved next year.”
“Cheerleading has evolved from a club into a dedicated team with a level of commitment equal to that of our other athletic teams. I am grateful to be part of this evolution, and I look forward to another bright season next year!”