LIHUE — The Waimea High School Menehune cheer squad, under the leadership of Coach Roxanne Cardejon, reaped a handful of awards during the All Attitude Athletic Cheer Camp that wrapped up over the weekend on Oahu.
More than 300 participants, including the cheer squads from Waimea and Kapaa high schools, took part in the event for keiki, intermediate, junior varsity, and varsity level youth that was led by Kellie O’Donnell and her staff.
“This was an opportunity for Waimea Coach Marissa Hesapene’s daughter Cassidy to participate in the Keiki division camp,” Cardejon said. “Overall, Waimea won the Triple Threat Award, the top overall award for the three-day camp. Kapaa High School earned the Good Attitude award.”
The Menehune cheer squad finished with a first place in cheer, and a second place in dance with Zyana Vea earning a $500 Spirit Heart Pride scholarship.
Cheer squad members Ashlyn Agena, Vea, and Cailin Pasion were also invited to participate in the Polynesian Bowl — an honor reserved for juniors and seniors.
Waimea cheer squad also had four of its group — Agena, Vea, Pasion, and Kyrie Linoz — try out and accepted for the Team Elite program.
The Menehune cheer squad will probably be on the field Aug. 17, when Waimea High School football hosts the Honoka‘a Dragons in a preseason football game at the Hanapepe Stadium. The single game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
The tentative Kauai Interscholastic Federation cheer championship is scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Kauai High School gym.