The Westport PAL eighth grade cheerleading team parlayed a strong performance of high jumps, tight choreography and flawless stunting into a third place finish at the 13th Annual Westlake High School in Thornbrook, NY. This is the first time a Westport PAL cheerleading squad ever competed in its history. Kristin McAlarney is the head coach and she's assisted by Anne Marie Luciano and Elizabeth Juviler. Robin Polin is the PAL cheerleading commissioner.

The cheerleaders who accomplished this feat, are, Melissa Alvarado, Grace Bonington, Amanda Book, Emma Broadbent, Haley Burns, Lucy Campbell, Natasha Mindling, Kimberly Ramirez, Bailey Claffey, Olivia Consoli, Sloane Cooper, Yodonnis Etoria, Lindsey Giannitti, Jackie Hiner, Nicole Mathias, Rachel Polin, Alexandra Hooper, Mary Louise Luciano, Gabriella Marone, Sarah Ellman, Jessica Nelson, Alex Suppan, Samantha Troy, Remi Smith and Sarah Reilly.