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Gators cheerleaders win Top Team awards

(ran PC edition)

The Land O'Lakes High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders brought home the Top Team awards at the recent National Cheerleading Association Camp at the University of South Florida.

"This was a first ever for Land O'Lakes High School," said Kim Saavedra, one of the junior varsity coaches and a teacher at the school. "They went to the camp to learn and then competed for the awards."

Members of the varsity team are: Tara Arison, Nicole Bolton, Lauren Brewer, Crystal Combast, Laura Barbaro, Heather Cunningham, Kara Garcia, Samantha Harvey, Hayley Jones, Erin Leslie, Casey Meacham, Kacey Mellis, Shelby Newman, Melissa Read, Katie Daniels, Veronica Saavedra, Alicia Wojcick, Kim Roush and Matt Frazier. They are coached by Joan Saperstein.

Members of the Junior Varsity team are: Lorna Boger, Jessica Campbell, Lauren Chaves, Brandi Clemons, Holly Cursi, Jennifer Huffman, Mindy Kimpland, Christina Lamonda, Brittany Long, Stefani Leonard, Sarah Mitko, Jennifer Nolen, Tiffany Orender, Brittany Renner, Karissa Renner, Melissa Satterfield, Ashley Sutton, Kellee Teson, Jackie Van Broekhoven and Ginger Young. Mardee Harvey coaches the team with Saavedra.

_ Michelle Jones covers central Pasco community news. She can be reached at (813) 226-3459. Her e-mail address is