RHS Cheerleading takes fourth at nationals

Ruston High School’s competition cheerleading squad took fourth place overall at nationals this past weekend in Orlando, Fla., after competing against 45 others schools from around the country.

“We are extremely proud of this team,” Ruston head cheerleading coach Collin McDonald said. “They competed three times over the weekend and each time continued to get better. They put their all into this season, and with eight seniors we are graduating a lot of talented girls who won a National Championship in 2020. We have a very talented younger group that will be asked to step up in big ways next year.”

The top four teams in the national competition were only separated by a total of 1.5 points.

Ruston qualified for national competition after competing at the North Texas Regional back in November.