Bell-Jeff Shines At USA Cheer Camp!

August 11, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

Brentwood, Ca- Bell-Jeff Cheer attended USA Cheer Camp on campus at UCLA this past week.

And holding true to our motto of “The Small school with BIG results”, they did not come back empty handed.

Newly appointed coach Jill Machuca, proud of her squad and their hard work saying, “In all my years of coaching, I honestly have never seen a team change so dramatically at camp. They worked diligently and are not the same team I took over in June. It was inspiring.”

The team, made up of 13 girls and 2 boys, brought home 4 Superior Evaluations – and at closing ceremonies, they were presented a Superior plaque to bring home to the school. In addition, 2 Bell Jeff cheerleaders were selected to the All-American team. 

According to Coach Machuca, “Only 19 from over 200 campers were chosen for this honor and 2, Senior -Shannon Apsay and Freshman – Kristen Lago were from Bell-Jeff!”

Both of these young ladies will have the opportunity to represent Bell Jeff in London this December with other USA All-Americans in a New Year’s parade.

Story by- Eric “Rico” Reed

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2009 – 2010 Cheerleading Squad Announced!

June 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Newly appointed Cheerleading Coach Jill Machuca has formally announced her squad for the upcoming season. 

In a change from previous years, there will be one combined Varsity Squad that Coach Jill promises will be new and improved, bringing fresh energy and infectious school spirit to the games and have fans rocking in the stands!

Congratulations to the following 15 students who have committed to the Bell-Jeff Varsity Cheer Squad for 2009-2010!

Eric Laughlin
Jason Montoya
Shannon Apsay
Alina Malakian
Elizabeth Rangel
Megan Salcedo
Lily Sipan
Roxanne Apsay
Andrea Carrasco
Lily Golshan
Kimberly Linares
Monique Medeiros
Briana Montalban
Kristen Lago
Natalie Naranjo

Go Guards!

Story by Eric “RIco” Reed

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Jill Machuca Brings A New Spirit To Bell-Jeff!

May 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Things are a changing at Bell-Jeff High School.  

Right on the heels of a history making CIF State basketball title and announcement of athletic director/girls head coach Bryan Camacho as boys basketball coach, comes the hiring of Jill Machuca.

Jill Machuca, is the new cheerleading coach for Bell-Jeff and she has hit the ground running.  She comes to to Bell-Jeff with 10 years of cheer experience at Burbank High School and her energy and enthusiasm has already created a “buzz” on campus, evident by the droves of students who signed up on Monday evening at St. Eleanor’s Hall.

Plans include cheer camp, a summer schedule to get ready for the upcoming 2009 – 2010 football season as well as cheer competitions in the future. 

Jill feels that, “becoming a cheerleader is a powerful gift to yourself and your school” and she is looking for girls who want to “lift themselves and the crowd, higher!”

The last possible day to sign up for cheer is Friday, May 29th so, If you are interested in joining the cheerleading squad or have any questions,  Jill’s email is:

Go Guards!

Story by – Eric “Rico” Reed

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