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Go Mavericks: Cheerleading, Mighty Mavs Basketball Join Classical Christian Academy Sports Lineup

Classical Christian Academy recently added cheerleading and the Mighty Mavs junior basketball team to its growing Athletics Program offerings.

North Fort Myers, Fla. – February 10, 2015 – If you have attended a Classical Christian Academy basketball game recently, you may have noticed an extra boost of cheering enthusiasm. These are the voices of CCA’s new cheerleading squad.


The school’s first cheer squad is open to fifth through eighth graders and is coached by Mrs. Shannon Schram, who was herself a high school cheerleader and currently teaches Social Studies and other subjects at CCA.

Schram also is an experienced coach, having coached cheerleading in the Upward youth sports program. Eight girls are participating in cheerleading this year from both the Hybrid and Connections program, and all have done an amazing job. The cheer captains are Riley Schram and Sarah Dillehay, who both have previous cheerleading experience, along with a hefty amount of school spirit.

This year’s squad was a very “spur of the moment” idea, Schram said. Next year, the CCA Cheerleading Program will have a more structured schedule which will include more practices for the girls to perfect their cheers and may include the opportunity to perform at away games. Hearing “Let’s go, Mavericks!” echo through the gym has been an amazing experience for CCA athletes and supporters.

Next school year, the Cheer Squad is expected to grow, with the possible addition of eligible grade levels. The requirements are a healthy attitude and lots of school spirit!


Another recent addition to the CCA Athletics Program is the Mighty Mavs Junior Basketball Team, CCA’s newest and cutest sports team. The team consists of 12 players — three girls and nine boys from kindergarten through fourth grade. These young players are coached by Joe Ward and Jeremy Driskell and have friendly basketball games every Saturday from January 17, through February 28. They meet at Cape Christian School on Santa Barbra Boulevard and play against elementary teams in the Gulf Coast Athletic Association Developmental League.

The purpose of this new sport at CCA is to involve younger children in team sports and keep them active. CCA strives to teach and encourage its children at a young age how to compete for God’s glory and play for an audience of one, while at the same time building good sportsmanship and having fun, said CCA Athletics Director Mark Dillehay.

There are just three games left in this short season for the Mighty Mavs. If you would like more information about Mighty Mavs Basketball, the Cheerleading Squad or any other sports teams at CCA, please contact Dillehay at

This story was written by CCA student journalists Josh Pringle and Naomi Ingram.

About Classical Christian Academy:

Classical Christian Academy is the premier hybrid school in Southwest Florida. CCA offers families an academically rigorous and Christ-centered K-12 education option that blends the best aspects of private and home schooling. Classical Christian Academy is a registered 501c(3) organization. For more information, visit and like CCA on


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