Coach — Gail Smith
Under the instruction of Gail Smith, the GHS Basketball Cheerleaders perform at all junior varsity and varsity girls and boys’ basketball games. Games normally start at 4 and often last well into the night. The girls may cheer at home games and/or travel two to three nights a week for games, depending on the schedule.
The season generally runs from late October to March. Tryouts are normally held the last week of March. Girls go through three days of conditioning and learning cheers before the actual cheer tryout. Tryouts are normally on a Friday and judges are sent from an independent company.
Ms. Smith is a firm believer that academics are fulfilled before performing on the floor. The girls’ grades are checked every two weeks, and they must maintain passing grades to cheer.