Alora McElroy of Collinsville recently participated with her team at a national cheerleading competition in Orlando, Fla. Her team was the best of eight in its division. Alora is the daughter of Stacy and Alicia McElroy of Collinsville. Her grandparents are Jim and Wilma McElroy of Shobonier, and Dianne and the late John Richards of Vandalia.
Nineteen tumblers from the Triple AAA tumbling team participated in a meet at Edwardsville last month. Many of them are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Miley Worker, first place; Elizabeth Barenfanger, third place; Hannah Warner, fourth place; Lauren Hagy, third place; Aurora Richardson, first place; Macie Zumwalt, fourth place; and Kassidy VanUytven, second place. In the back are: Cecelia Ritter, 11th place; Bailey Stewart, second place; Alyssa Challans, second place; Sophia Richardson, first place; Bailey Younker, fourth place; and Emma Warner, first place. Not pictured are: Karsyn Garrison, Gracye Davis, Isabelle Daiber, Bailey Maroon, Katie Keeling and Allyson Gillmore. The tumblers are coached by Larry and Anita Merriman of Ramsey, and Ashley Sebright of Vandalia.