MIHS cheer team earns academic state title

The Mercer Island High School cheer team was named the 3A academic state champions with a combined 3.8 grade-point average. They are: front row (left to right): captains Stella Prophater, Ella Simpson, Carys Ciobanu and Sarah Kann. Middle row (left to right): Sophia Rosales, Kayla Friedman, Nina Hobson, Maeve Sullivan, Hannah Hobson, Julia Brondello, Lindsey Whelan, Olivia Tomaselli and Marissa Magnussen. Back row (left to right): Eve Canady, Morgan Weiss, Jaya Manhas, Maya Lawrence, Alex Winn, Linnea Garner, Maddie Thompson, Camelee Yee, Claire Jacobs and Stella Szafir. Not pictured: Gabrielle Hood. Courtesy photo