PAGE UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING OCTOBER 1, 2015 11 A.M.
Pumpkin Show Cheerleader Contest moved to Tyson Activity Center
Sporadic afternoon drizzles prior to the annual Versailles Pumpkin Show Cheerleader Contest left the pavement on the square damp and forced the competition to move inside to the Tyson Activity Center. The Tyson staff went to work and in short notice helped to set up for a safer continuation of the competition.
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTOS
The 2015 Versailles Pumpkin Show Cheerleader Contest winning South Ripley Varsity pictured front from left include Ellie Ayers, Mercedes Bowling, Taylor Wrightsman and Kayla King; middle row: Bayleigh Dewitt, Autumn Schmaltz, Mariah Gentile, Haley Shadday and Donna Roberts; and back row: Jessica Vogel, Cheyenne Royce, Jillian Scott, Jenna Moore, Emma Wilhoit, Kylie Werner and Haley Jansen.
The rollover image [hover mouse over photo] pictured from left are senior cheerleaders following the Versailles Pumpkin Show Cheerleader contest: South Ripley Raiders Ellie Ayers and Mercedes Bowling, Milan Indians Shelby Wullenweber and Kiera Hall, and South Ripley Raiders Taylor Wrightsman and Kayla King.
The event opened with junior high competition between the South Ripley squad and Milan Indians squad. Positive performances by both squads resulted in trophies to each, SRMS first and MMS second. Unlike past years, the JV contest was an exhibition exercise rather than an actual competition. Very active productions by both teams were enjoyed and appreciated by those in attendance.
Varsity high school competition was also limited to South Ripley and Milan squads, as Switzerland County’s squad was a no-show. Strong, enthusiastic and energetic performances were displayed by each team with South Ripley earning the first place trophy and Milan the runner-up. A receptive crowd gathered for the performances.
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
The 2015 Versailles Pumpkin Show Cheerleader runner-up Milan Varsity pictured seated front from left include Kiera Hall and Shelby Wullenweber; middle row: Carlie Hopson, Kristina Marksberry, Kaitlyn Tuttle, Harley Bruns, Jessica Berger, Megan Berger and Haley Myers. Standing are Taylor Amberger, Rebecca Schmitt, Morgan Meyer, Whitney Winters, Lindsey Tuttle, Sierra Kern and Alexa Hanson.