HOLLAND - Some 22 high school cheerleading squads from 16 high schools participated in the 34th annual Hope College Cheerleading Clinic and Competition, held on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Holland High School.

More than 250 cheerleaders attended. They received instruction from members of the Hope College cheerleading squad and then participated in a competition.

The competition named winners at the freshman, junior varsity, varsity C-D and varsity co-educational level. Spirit awards were also presented at the freshman, junior varsity and varsity level.

The squads received awards as follows:

1st Place: Whitehall
2nd Place: Holland

Junior Varsity
1st Place: Bridgman
2nd Place: Zeeland
3rd Place: Holland
4th Place: Watervliet

Varsity C-D:
1st Place: Bridgman
2nd Place: Tri-Unity Christian
3rd Place: New Buffalo
4th Place: Hart
5th Place: Holton

Varsity Co-Ed:
1st Place: Thornapple-Kellogg
2nd Place: Whitehall
3rd Place: Kalamazoo Christian
4th Place (tie): Atherton
4th Place (tie): Holland
5th Place: Bangor

Spirit Awards
Freshman: Holland
Junior Varsity: Watervliet
Varsity: Marcellus