Mascenic and Boynton cheer teams wash cars for camp

Olivia Klebes washes the windows for a customer.

Olivia Klebes washes the windows for a customer. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Ellie Hinkel, who will be entering Mascenic next year, washes cars to fundraise for cheer camp.

Ellie Hinkel, who will be entering Mascenic next year, washes cars to fundraise for cheer camp. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Chloe Haavisto of New Ipswich washes a truck during a cheer fundraiser.

Chloe Haavisto of New Ipswich washes a truck during a cheer fundraiser. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Chloe Haavisto and Ellie Hinkel work to scrub the front of a truck.

Chloe Haavisto and Ellie Hinkel work to scrub the front of a truck. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Laci Wescott goes to work on a New Ipswich police cruiser.

Laci Wescott goes to work on a New Ipswich police cruiser. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Ashlynn Blood, front, and Kiahna Farrey scrub a New Ipswich police cruiser during the car wash.

Ashlynn Blood, front, and Kiahna Farrey scrub a New Ipswich police cruiser during the car wash. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

By ASHLEY SAARI

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Published: 06-12-2024 12:01 PM

Modified: 06-14-2024 10:32 AM


The Mascenic Regional High School and Boynton Middle School cheer squads recently came together to wash cars for a common goal – fundraising for their joint trip to the National Cheerleaders Association camp this summer.

Heather Schoff, coach for the Boynton team, said the camp is an opportunity not only for the athletes to get hands-on training and mentorship from professional NCA staffers, but to gel together as a single group, allowing some of the middle school squad to work with the high school team they may eventually join.

In April, the teams raised money with popcorn sales to help cover the costs of the camp, and the car wash at the New Ipswich fire station was to pay to travel to the camp and incidentals to arrive a day early.

“Everything we earn, it’s just that much less that the families have to raise,” said Schoff.

Following the fundraiser, Schoff said the team had exceeded its goal to cover the camp incidentals.

The camp consists of sessions on stunting, cheers and dance, and the teams work throughout the camp to put together a short routine – about half the length of a standard routine – to perform for the camp at the end.

Because both teams are fairly small, they are considered a single team under the Mascenic banner for the camp, and will put together the routine and perform it together.

In addition to the group performance, the athletes will also have the opportunity to try for individual awards, including qualifying as an All-American, or for a “Top Gun” award in individual categories such as dance, jumps, tumbling or stunting.

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The teams will travel to Husson University in Maine for the camp on July 19. 

Ashley Saari can be reached at 603-924-7172, Ext. 244, or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on X @AshleySaariMLT.