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Garfield County honors Coal Ridge cheer squad

February 10, 2022

The Garfield County commissioners have signed a joint proclamation honoring the Coal Ridge High School Titans Co-ed Cheer Team for winning its fourth consecutive 2A/3A championship, a feat the squad has earned five of the past six years.

The county joined the Town of New Castle in honoring the team’s hard work and amazing accomplishments. The joint proclamation was signed by New Castle Mayor Art Riddile, New Castle Town Clerk Melody Harrison, Garfield County Clerk Jean Alberico, and Garfield County Commissioner John Martin.

“We as the county commissioners are honored to congratulate these young men and women on their accomplishment,” said Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson. “Grace, skill, determination, dedication, athleticism – they have it all. And they have proved it time and again.”

The joint proclamation reads:
“Whereas, Coal Ridge High School serves the students and residents of the towns of New Castle, Silt, and Rifle; and

Whereas, on December 10, 2021, the Coal Ridge Titans Co-ed Cheer Team competed for the Colorado high School Activities Association 2A/3A Cheer Spirit Championship; and

Whereas, the Titans took the 2A/3A championship for the fourth consecutive year, and the fifth time in the past six years; and

Whereas, for the first time the Coal Ridge team achieved the highest score among all competition categories, and

Whereas, these repeated victories reflect the hard work and athleticism of the cheer squad and the leadership of Coach Alyssa Thurmon; and

Whereas, Garfield County wishes to join the Town of New Castle in recognizing the cheer team’s outstanding achievements;

Now therefore, the town council of the Town of New Castle and the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners congratulate the Coal Ridge high School Cheer Squad for its state championship and recognize them for the honor they have brought to the Re-2 School District, the county, and the town.

Let this proclamation be entered into the official records of the county and the town.”

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