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Malone cheerleaders win national title for third straight year

Members of the Malone University Pioneer Cheerleading squad are – for the third consecutive year – National Champions!

The Pioneer squad traveled to Columbus for the 2012 Arnold Classic Cheerleading Competition, hosted by US Spirit. A variety of schools — including all star squads, community teams, and colleges from all over the world — competed on the national stage. The Malone Pioneer squad earned the title of National Champions in the category small-medium all-female college squad. The previous two championship finishes were through the Christian Cheerleader Association.

Other co-ed colleges that competed were Youngstown State, Urbana, and Mountain State Universities. The cheerleaders brought home the trophy and banner which will be displayed in the University’s trophy case located in Osborne Hall.

Cheerleaders 2012

The 2012 Pioneer competition team includes:

Amanda Zima, a freshman nursing major from Hookstown, Penn.
Alyssa Coverdale, a freshman nursing major from Brooklyn
Ashley Song, a senior business administration major from Aurora. Ashley is also competing in the World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida, this week.
Ashley Hess, a sophomore biology (pre-professional) major from Shelby
Bethany McClintock, a sophomore intervention specialist (education) major from Massillon
Dakota Chastain, a freshman integrated language arts major from Wooster
Elizabeth Hamlin, a junior nursing major from Navarre
Lauren Pahl, a freshman middle childhood education major from Mansfield
Logan Cole, a senior intervention specialist (education) major from Eighty-Four, Penn.
Melissa Campanale, a sophomore business administration major from Uniontown
Rachel Slack, a senior intervention specialist (education) major from Massillon
Shelby Stover, a junior middle childhood education major from Akron
Sasha Ingram, a senior political science major from Canton
Sarah Fredritz, a freshman undecided major from Bluffton
Sarah Levering, a sophomore psychology major from Malvern
Tara Tressel, a junior intervention specialist (education) major from Navarre
Coaches: Kelly Boyd and Heather Duffield

BENEFIT RECITAL PLANNED – The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will present a benefit recital – From Our Hearts to Yours – May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center.

There is no admission fee, but a free will offering will be taken at the end of the program. Proceeds will benefit local young artists preparing to study classical music performance and the Italian language in Siena, Italy, through the Sessione Senese per Musica at L’Arte summer festival.

The recital will be all sacred music comprised of solo and choral pieces. Composers include: Bach, Mendelssohn, Gounod, Mozart, Caccini, Schubert, Fauré, and Verdi.

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