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By Karen Huwe
The Times 

Local 2nd grader competes in cheer

 

December 15, 2022

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Elise jumps high during competition in Portland

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Elementary second-grader Elise Pearson is enjoying her first-year as a member of the Firehouse Elite Cheerleading team based in Richland. The eight-year-old competes at the youth level with her team, Blackout. Blackout recently won first place in its first meet of the season, a two-day event in Portland, Oregon, on December 3 and 4. The Firehouse Elite teams also won four Judges' Choice Awards; best pyramid, best stunts, best tumbling, and best dance.

Pearson started cheerleading in July and practices are held three times a week at the Firehouse Elite Gym in Richland. M...



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