The Smoky Mountain Competition Cheer Program competed Dec. 18 at “The Festival” cheer competition hosted by Spirit Brands in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
All five teams received first place for their divisions. In addition, the Purple Amethysts, the Sparkling Gems and the Dazzling Diamonds received zero deductions for their performances The Senior Sapphires won Grand Champions for the Recreation Cheer Division and had the highest score of the entire competition.
The program received an invitation to compete at the North American Spirit Open Competition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in April. The teams include males and females, ages 4-18, from Jackson and other area counties.
Competitions will continue through April with tryouts at the end of the season. For more information call 506-1419 or 226-9943.