Beaumont High's varsity cheer squad placed first in two back-to-back competitions Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 in Orange County, and they earned a bid to the USA High School Spirit Nationals in Anaheim, a cheer parent said this week.
The varsity's first win came when they competed Saturday Jan. 19 at the USA Regionals at Yorba Linda High School, Alicia Espinal said. The acronym the organizers use, USA, stands for United Spirit Association.
Six teams competed in the Varsity Show Cheer intermediate super division, from communities including Glendora, Norwalk and Whittier, Espinal said.
Beaumont's varsity then competed Sunday Jan. 20 in the USA Regionals at Brea Olinda High School in Brea, Espinal said. Five teams competed, from communities including Corona, Norco and Etiwanda.
Cougars varsity cheer placed first in both competitions, Espinal said. Their next competitions are at Tahquitz High in Hemet on Feb. 2 and at Rialto High on Feb. 9. Both events are being organized by Sharp International.
The 28th annual USA High School Spirit Nationals are scheduled March 15 to March 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center, according to the United Spirit Association.
For more information about Beaumont High Cheer, visit the booster club's Facebook page.