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SEMS takes Cheer Dawg Classic
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Members of the South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleading team are, front row, left to right: Marissa Taylor, Hannah Morris, Kodi Haskew, Bella Kay Tatum, Chloe Kowalker, Caroline Dasher, Nae Adkins and Arianna Poirier; second row: coach Lisa Grassi, Taylor Neely, Madison Ray, Kaci Eddy, Peyton Radcliffe, Erin Hiller, Katie Mclain, Kayley Hair, Elizabeth Hare and coach Theresa Elkins; back row: Delaney Farrell, Melanie Zeigler and Bailey Hurt. - photo by Photo provided

South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at the “Cheer Dawg Classic” cheer competition on Oct. 31 hosted by Toombs County High School. The SEMS cheerleaders are undefeated this season. They are preparing for the biggest week of their season to compete at the “Coastal Empire Region Championship” which was held Nov. 5 at Richmond Hill Middle School. The team traveled to Jefferson City High School on Saturday, to compete in the first middle school state competition to be held in Georgia.