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Washington state Cheerleading Coaches Association held their annual conference April 18 to 20 at Everett Holiday Inn, and more than 150 coaches and cheerleaders from around the state were in attendance for the three-day event.

Oak Harbor High School was honored three times at the awards banquet on Saturday evening for their outstanding service and excellence in the cheerleading arena.

Praised for their outstanding crowdleading skills, the Wildcat cheerleaders received the Washington state Class 4A Sideline Champion title.

“It takes the entire school to join together to show our pride for Oak Harbor High School. We had lots of support from the fans and the leadership class to make this happen,” said Wildcats head coach Pam Headridge.

Also, Oak Harbor assistant coach Robin Gohn received the WSCCA Assistant Coach of the Year award for her eight years of coaching.

“Everyone knows that a good assistant coach is golden to a program,” Headridge said.

Numerous letters were submitted about the outstanding coaching by Gohn and the following letter states it best.

“We call Coach Gohn, ‘Mama’ for a reason: for the gentle way she instructs us, yet holds us accountable. For the encouragement that she gives, while disciplining with a firm hand. The way she gathers us under her wings, yet prods us to leave the nest. She is kind-hearted yet she knows how far to push us. She raised a cheerleader in her daughter, Sarah, and will continue to raise many more now and in the future.”

Lastly, Ashley Parish received a $500 scholarship from the organization for her excellence in academics.

Congratulations to the Oak Harbor High School cheerleading team, Gohn, and Parish for representing Oak Harbor High School with their commitment and achievement.

Washington state Cheerleading Coaches Association held their annual conference April 18 to 20 at Everett Holiday Inn, and more than 150 coaches and cheerleaders from around the state were in attendance for the three-day event.

Oak Harbor High School was honored three times at the awards banquet on Saturday evening for their outstanding service and excellence in the cheerleading arena.

Praised for their outstanding crowdleading skills, the Wildcat cheerleaders received the Washington state Class 4A Sideline Champion title.

“It takes the entire school to join together to show our pride for Oak Harbor High School. We had lots of support from the fans and the leadership class to make this happen,” said Wildcats head coach Pam Headridge.

Also, Oak Harbor assistant coach Robin Gohn received the WSCCA Assistant Coach of the Year award for her eight years of coaching.

“Everyone knows that a good assistant coach is golden to a program,” Headridge said.

Numerous letters were submitted about the outstanding coaching by Gohn and the following letter states it best.

“We call Coach Gohn, ‘Mama’ for a reason: for the gentle way she instructs us, yet holds us accountable. For the encouragement that she gives, while disciplining with a firm hand. The way she gathers us under her wings, yet prods us to leave the nest. She is kind-hearted yet she knows how far to push us. She raised a cheerleader in her daughter, Sarah, and will continue to raise many more now and in the future.”

Lastly, Ashley Parish received a $500 scholarship from the organization for her excellence in academics.

Congratulations to the Oak Harbor High School cheerleading team, Gohn, and Parish for representing Oak Harbor High School with their commitment and achievement.

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