The 31-member Sussex Central Midget Cheerleading squad is one competition away from reaching the 2012 National Pop Warner Cheer & Dance Competition in Florida next month.
To reach the national event, the Sussex Central squad must place first or second in their division at the Eastern Region finals in Trenton, N.J., on Saturday.
The girls, all between the ages of 11 and 15, earned entrance into the region finals by taking first place in their division at the Eastern Region Qualifiers at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia on Oct. 27. There, they received the sixth highest score out of the 96 teams that participated.
The Sussex Central Midget squad also previously won first place in their division at the Henlopen Pop Warner cheerleading competition in Salisbury, Md. on Oct. 14, when they also were named Grand Champions for posting the highest score out of 53 teams.