Mar 07 2017
Meet Anthony Pineda: Former Football Player, now a Cheer All-Star
This senior at Maryvale High School recently placed 1st in a partner stunting competition! His amazing accomplishments are only one of the reasons why SMC chose him as this weeks' Student of the Week.
Anthony Pineda got his start in Maryvale athletics on the football team, but when the season ended, he joined a new squad... the Cheer squad! Despite being a newbie at the sport, he quickly learned how to properly stunt and according to his coach, "became one of the top bases on the team."
"Anthony never lets anything deter him from his goals and plans...When he feels as if the team isn't going in the direction that he wants, he guides them in a friendly and professional manner back the way they need to go. He leads at practices, games, and in life," his coach, Laura Kleinknight said.
Anthony says he joined cheer to learn a new skill and and meet new people in school. He recently placed 1st in the "Spring it on" cheer competition and 6th overall in the state for partner stunting! We are so impressed with his strength and talent!
Way to go, Anthony!
*To date, Maryvale High School's Cheer team has received six pairs of shoes for a total of $204 worth of items. To support Anthony's team, click this link.