By MICHELE STIDHAM
Cheer Coach
State Champions! The Ray-Pec Varsity AND Junior Varsity cheer squads placed first at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association state championships!
Three cheerleaders received individual All-State Honors: Boston Dobrin, back; Olivia Friend, base; and Elizabeth Greble, base.
The competition was Dec. 11 and 12 at Southwest Missouri State University.

ALL-STATE CHEERLEADERS: From left: Junior Olivia Friend, base; Sophomore Boston Dobrin, back; and Senior Elizabeth Greble, base.

BLACK UNIFORM JUNIOR VARSITY: Front Row: Cayleigh Tyus, Mackenzie Holden, Robbie Coody Burgette, Hayden VanSickle, K’Mayah Cooper, Sophia Gutierrez-Padilla, Aubrianna Carson. 2nd Row: Pyper Spiller, Sophia Welch, Natalie Westendorf, Natalie Wells, Izzy Martin, Payton Dudek. Back Row: Julia Cox, Ashlen Eberhart, Ellie Boland, Journey Fawcett, Emily Morris, Emren Lewis.

WHITE UNIFORM VARSITY: Front row; Elizabeth Greble, Samantha Rittmaster, Skylar Shepard, Kendra Schulmeister, Alivia Bentley. 2nd Row; Devyn Pinney, Aubriana Ryan, Ella Storey, Brianna Funk, Brooke Spiller, Melissa Hadley, Caterina Rudolph, Addison Hensley, Lauren Downey, Lily Braswell, Alexa Youngs, Maren Benz. Back Row: Emma Jones, Ava Keating, Sydney Bennett, Olivia Friend, Boston Dobrin, Arielle Ausler, Jessina Jathaul, Avery Kalinka, Reagan Sheedy, Mia Abnos, Kaelyn Bruss, Elysseah Buford.