Union’s Competition Cheer Squad has enjoyed a banner year, earning four first place finishes, highlighted by their routine at the Midwest Cheer Champiionships in Des Moines, which earned them a bid to Nationals. Because the trip to Nationals proved to be cost prohibitive, the group competed at the Spirit of America Competition held at the Mall of America, where they placed first and brought home a giant banner to be hung in the Union High School gym.

2012-13 UNION COMPETITION SQUAD - Pictured with their Spirit of America Championship banner and 1st place trophies from the Midwest Cheer Championship and Westdale Mall competition are (front, l-r): Savannah Jensen, Grace Sparks, Kelsie White, Alexis McFarland, Charlie Dobson, Taylor Boies. Back: Coach JaDee Gloede, Lauren Peters, Megan Gloede, Kyele Clapp, Alisha Gleason, Katie Powers, Kylee Faber, Lydia Lorenzen, Coach Kayleen Glenn. Photo by Mary Bauer.

2012-13 UNION COMPETITION SQUAD – Pictured with their Spirit of America Championship banner and 1st place trophies from the Midwest Cheer Championship and Westdale Mall competition are (front, l-r): Savannah Jensen, Grace Sparks, Kelsie White, Alexis McFarland, Charlie Dobson, Taylor Boies. Back: Coach JaDee Gloede, Lauren Peters, Megan Gloede, Kyele Clapp, Alisha Gleason, Katie Powers, Kylee Faber, Lydia Lorenzen, Coach Kayleen Glenn. Photo by Mary Bauer.