The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders won the region title for the second consecutive year, capturing the Coastal Empire Region Championship at Effingham County Middle School on Nov. 1.
The region championship capped a stellar season for the squad. In October, the SEMS competition cheerleaders traveled to Atlanta to compete in the Peachtree Ridge Invitational and took first place in the middle school division.
The team also took first place in the middle school division of Statesboro’s Battle of the Boro and Screven County Middle School’s Gamecock Challenge held at Georgia Southern University. They finished second at the Toombs County Invitational.
The South Effingham Middle School competition squad is coached by Ashley McVey, Ray “Tater” Mills and Courtney Hall.