Woodward Academy’s competition cheer squad finished as Region 4-AAAA runner-up this year, qualifying the Lady War Eagles for the AAAA State Sectionals.

Led by seniors Alexia Cainion, Camryn Graham, Kira Green, and AnaSimone Guillaume, the team turned in one of their best performances of the year at State Sectionals. Hoping their outstanding sectional routine would prove to be enough, the team just missed advancing to the State Finals by one place. In addition to a strong sectional routine, the Lady War Eagles also captured first place at the Buford Competition held in early October. With a large portion of this year’s roster set to return next year, the team will look to advance to the State Finals in 2019.

Woodward Academy Competition Cheerleading Team 2018-19

2018-19 WA Competition Cheerleading Team

Claire Absell9
Jenna Benedict11
Brooke Blasé9
Alexia Cainion12
Rhegan Clemons10
Molly DeVinney9
Evie Drucker9
Jordyn Finney11
Samantha Fitch11
Lara Geis10
Camryn Graham12
Kira Green12
Anasimone Guillaume12
Delaney Hansen10
Parker Jackson10
Grace Jones10
Ansley Kendall9
Jessica Lofton11
Jakiya Myrick11

Coach Malia Raley has been coaching at Woodward Academy since 2014. Each team under Coach Raley has made the state competition, and in 2016, the squad won a region championship. Coach Raley has an extensive cheerleading background, both sideline and competition, and has won multiple state and national titles as a competitor and a coach. A graduate of Florida State University, Coach Raley teaches history in the Upper School. In addition to coaching Competition Cheerleading, Coach Raley is also the Wrestlerette Coach.