Mepham cheerleaders are the champions!


Led by coaches Nicole Kyriacou DeBonis and Jayna Kyriacou Von Gerichten, the Mepham varsity cheerleadering squad took first place in the co-ed division of the Hudson Valley Cheer Championships on Jan. 19. The team was also named Grand Champions of all varsity divisions, which included 18 top teams from across eastern New York. Mepham now moves on to the Eastern New York State Regional Championships on Jan. 26, and will conclude the season at the National High School Cheer Championships in Orlando on Feb. 9. Captains of the squad are Samm Maddalena, Nicole Altomare, Brenna Sherlock and Julie Dijkstra.