(Row 1 left to right): Gracie Gunter, Rachel Verville, Sam Price, Janie Trejo, Aubree Hines
(Row 2 left to right): Lizzie Gilbert, Abbie Mengerink, Madison Couch, Hope Blythe, Riann Rodriguez, Rilee Conrad, Danesha Branson
The Van Wert High School Cheerleaders traveled to St. John Arena at The Ohio State University on Sunday, March 1 to compete in the 28th annual OASSA State Cheer & Dance Championships. Only those schools who qualified at the regional level could compete at the State Championship. The Cougar Cheerleaders placed 8th in the D-IV non-mount category. Van Wert was the only school representing the WBL at this year’s competition. The cheerleaders are coached by Samantha Fleming and Selena Witten.