Shepard cheerleaders rock Springfield; five earn academic all-state honors

The varsity cheerleaders from Shepard High School placed second in the Co-Ed Division this weekend at the IHSA invitational in Springfield. 

Alex Joiner and Ashley Buksa were selected to the all-state team. This squad will cheer in June in Peoria for the IHSA ALL STATE boys basketball team. 

Buksa placed second among the state scholarship finalists and earned the second highest financial award of $3,000 to the college of her choice.

Finally, five of the senior cheerleaders were honored as state scholar-athletes. Criteria include a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0.   

Students who earned this prestigious honor included Ashley Buksa, Becca Bruesch, Melissa Kelly, Alexandra Joiner and Jackie O'Leary.

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