- Oceanside will host its second annual Battle by the Sea Section 8 Cheerleading Invitational on Saturday, December 1 in the OHS Main Gym (entry will be through the Hall of Fame entrance near the softball field). Admission is $5.
- This is the first competition of the Nassau County Competitive Cheer season.
- JV and Middle School divisions will begin at 10:00am.
- Varsity divisions will begin at 2:00pm.
The Varsity Cheerleaders are hoping to attend the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship in Disney World this February. If the team qualifies at the UCA Empire Regional Competition on December 2, this will be the team’s fifth Nationals appearance in a row!
Besides Nationals, the Varsity team also ranks high in Nassau county. Oceanside has qualified for the Section 8 County Championship Competition every year it has been held since cheerleading was officially recognized as a sport by New York State. Last year, the Varsity team finished 5th in the County and hopes to qualify again this year.
The Varsity team has 6 Seniors this year. The JV team also competes at Section 8 Invitationals and performs well against the competition.
Both teams are highly involved in community service activities. Last year, Oceanside's cheerleaders were recognized by TeamUp4Community for their Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, “In October, We Wear Pink!” This year, the teams have taken on the Sailor Service Challenge to participate in community service events each month. So far, in September the teams have held a Team Up for St. Jude fundraiser at a football game and participated in the Mike Caesar 5k for Autism. In October, team members wore pink at all football games and raised money to donate to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, which both teams took part in at Jones Beach. For November, don't miss the team's performance at the Best Buddies Thanksgiving Feast. They will also be creating baskets for the OHS Turkey Shoot.