Pictured is the Van Wert High School Cheer Squad. (Photo submitted)
Pictured is the Van Wert High School Cheer Squad. (Photo submitted)

VAN WERT – The Van Wert High School cheerleaders will travel to Columbus to compete in the OASSA State Cheerleading and Dance Competition to be held on Sunday, March 1, at St. John’s Arena on the Ohio State University campus.

The squad, consisting of two seniors, two juniors, five sophomores, and three freshmen, competed in the regional cheerleading competition held at Anthony Wayne High School in Whitehouse, Ohio on Feb. 9. The regional competition is open to all Ohio high schools with only qualifying squads moving on to compete at the state level.

The Cougar cheerleaders are coached by Samantha Fleming and Selena Witten.