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County commissioners recognize Hunterdon County Junior Red Devils Cheerleading Team for championship

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners recently recognized the Hunterdon County Junior Red Devils Cheerleading Team for their recent championship victory.

Board Director Commissioner Susan Soloway introduced the newly crowned champions and said, “The County of Hunterdon wishes to recognize the Hunterdon County Junior Red Devils for winning the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship. The UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship is held in Orlando, Florida, and consists of over 18,000 athletes, 950 teams, 29 states and 12 countries.”

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency proved difficult for this young team, forcing the team to abandon practices for many months. But they persevered and ended up filming their competition routine in a helicopter hangar in December 2020.

After the Board presented the team with signed proclamations, Director Soloway continued, “I was so pleased to be able to acknowledge the hard work of this team. My daughter was a cheerleader for many years and I personally know how much hard work and perseverance it took for the entire team to come together and to achieve the first-place ranking in the nation.”

These exceptional athletes scored 91.3 out of 100 to earn the top spot in this international competition.

Commissioner Zach Rich, whose daughter is on the championship team said, “What you accomplished is so special. You don’t realize how big the world is until you see it”.

All Junior Red Devils Cheerleading members are from Hunterdon County, and Coach Michele Luciano and her all-star coaching staff were present at the Board meeting and thanked the Commissioner Board for presenting the Cheerleading Squad with the proclamation.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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