Published 20 Jan 2023 4:17pm
Fort Worth ISD’s Paschal High School earns first UIL cheerleading title in school history
Thirty members of the school’s roster won gold medals at the State UIL Spirit Competition, beating 74 other Texas 6A high schools. See the article : NFL World Reacts to Christian McCaffrey Practice Highlight.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth ISD’s Paschal High School celebrates a historic team victory: the first UIL cheerleading title in school history.
With a pep rally on Friday, the school showed its appreciation to the cheering band.
“To come home with a medal — a gold medal at that — the best in the state of Texas in your competitive arena is amazing,” said Troy Langston, Principal of Paschal High School.
Thirty members of the school’s roster won gold medals at the State UIL Spirit Competition, beating 74 other Texas 6A high schools.
It’s three generations of excitement for Senior Raney Smith’s family.
“This is my first time as a cheerleader,” she said. “And so I wanted to carry on the legacy at Easter, and this was definitely the year to start and end!”
“I was a cheerleader here and graduated in 1991,” her mother Whitney Smith said.
“Then 1962. I’m the grandmother of the three,” said Jan Hull. “And I told them today, no matter what, when you’re a Paschal High School Panther, you always have something to cheer about.”
A cheer rally in the school gym turned the script around and everyone cheered for the cheerleaders.
“We wanted it. We made it. We were all hungry for a win,” said cheerleader Indie Lopez. “I feel like now that we’ve done it, we’re setting the standard for Fort Worth ISD.”