BlueJays In the Hall of Fame

The cheer team was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Nov. 15.


   Members of the Varsity cheer team filled the HyVee arena on Nov. 15 as the team was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, alongside other teams and individuals from across the state of Missouri. The team was nominated and then chosen by a committee.

   “Our 11 State Titles and numerous national appearances and placements, as well as our involvement in the community, stood out to the committee,” head cheer coach Brenda Moats said. “It is the top honor a program can receive in the state of Missouri. We are the only program from Liberty schools in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.”

   The event consisted of a press conference, prior to the ceremony, as well as a reception for friends and family members of the team. The ceremony featured videos for each of the inductees, as well as the opportunity to comment on themselves or their program.

   “It was cool seeing clips of the Liberty Cheer Program winning state back in 2008 and 2019,” senior Aubrey Fleckal said. “Every girl who has gone through LHS Cheer has worked so hard to maintain the legacy of the program.”

   After the ceremony, they enjoyed a luncheon, seated on tables sponsored and donated by former and current cheer families. All athletes and alumni in attendance went home with a personalized plaque.

   Fellow cheerleader and senior Angel Graflage were blown away when she learned of the accomplishment and was extremely proud.

   “I was so proud of my team and teams

before me,” Graflage said. “I know what

it’s like to be put under the stress of our reputation and to be rewarded was just a really nice thing.”

   Moats is proud of her team and all of their accomplishments and is grateful to be their coach, through all the highs

and lows.

  “It’s an honor to represent LHS and the community,” Moats said. “They work hard on and off the court. The school and community only gets to see a snapshot of what these athletes do- they are truly gifted and I am honored to be