The Zion Power Warriors cheerleading organization, based out of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, had two teams take first place at the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders national competition earlier this month in Orlando, Fla., while another took fourth place.
Zion’s team featuring kindergarten through second-grade students took first place in the small second-grade-and-under division at nationals, while its fourth-grade-and-under stunt group also took first place.
Chloe Fascilla, a member of the second-grade-and-under team, took first place individually in tumbling.
Emery Jones, Ella Brooks, Karlei Hewatt, Faith Ross, Kensleigh Hewatt, Rylee Evans, Kassidy Cornett, Brylee Robinson, Chloe Fascilla and Avaree Robinson are on the second-grade-and-under team. April Robinson is coach and program director, and Grace Ross is the junior coach.
Miley Millwood, Lanie Wagoner, Madison Conley, Rachel Selkirk and Morgan Smith made up the stunt group that won a national championship, and they were joined by Jayla Winkles, Maddy Wilson, Quinn Kiewert, Kaya Mcdowell and Rylee Parker on Zion’s team that took a fourth-place finish with its small fourth-grade-and-under cheerleading entry at nationals.
Cierre Conley was the coach and Brooke Fowler the junior coach for the fourth-grade-and-under team.