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Somerset cheerleading team featured in documentary

Somerset cheerleading team featured in documentary


STRANGERS TO THE NATIONAL STAGE… NOW… THEY’RE BEING FEATURED ON THE BIG SCREEN. THE CHEERLEADING TEAM AT SOUTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL IN SOMERSET IS ONE OF TWO TEAMS FEATURED IN A NEW DOCUMENTARY. WKYT’s PHIL PENDLETON HAS MORE… ON THE TEAM’S UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. :13 :39 nat: “450 high schools across 32 states.” It’s the big time of high school cheerleading and Southwestern High School has been right in the mix. And while there 2 years ago, they were the focus of another kind of attention. KILAN FLYNN/Southwestern Senior:”coming in as a freshman, I was already nervous, being on a high school varsity team. Then the camera crew came in. I was…what?” Kilan Flynn was a freshman when Varsity spirit filmed them for the documentary. “It was amazing. Being part of the program, we were the underdog then. We set the bar for the nationals.” Varsity spirit was looking for two teams to feature. Southwestern was chosen because they were seen as an up and coming program. BRITANI SHOEMAKER/Southw estern Cheerleading Coach: “Everywhere we go, people come up to me and the girls and we they’ve watched the film together. How inspirational it is.” The film will be shown on November 5th and 8th. Lexington’s Regal Hamburg theater is one of 400 nationwide chains. “Being in the film was a huge motivation to work hard that year. Not just motivation but validation for what we put so much hard work into.” “I’ve actually gotten a lot of attention this year from other coaches. College coaches saying they’ve seen the videos. It is awesome.” The film was screened at several festivals and won the Audience Favorite Award. In Pulaski County Phil Pendleton WKYT. IF YOU MISSED THE DOCUMENTARY TONIGHT, DONT’ WORRY. IT WILL BE SHOWN AT THE REGAL HAMBURG PAVILION THEATER SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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