TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Stormont Vail Events Center is home to hundreds of cheerleaders and dance squads this weekend for the Kansas State High School Athletic Association (KSHSAA) Cheer Competition.

Cair Paravel Latin School of Topeka is the KSHSAA Class 2A cheer champions for 2023.

“We looked really sharp and loud and we are feeling pretty good about our first round,” said, Courtney Bond, Head Cheer Coach at Cair Paravel Latin School in Topeka. “We start practices in June and we practice twice week all summer long, and once school starts we practice all season long.”

Cair Paravel Latin School won the KSHSAA 2A cheer championship cheer competition in 2021 and 2022.

All high schools in Kansas were invited to the 2023 KSHSAA Spirit Showcase competition for the 2-day event with Friday competition in dance and Saturday’s competition in cheer.