Four Corners cheerleaders come together for Aztec High

Meg Hilling
December 14, 2017 09:59 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M. -- In an effort to show the families of the tragic shooting at Aztec High School that their children’s memory will live on, cheerleaders in the Four Corners came together in a special way Thursday afternoon.


"We are really close with Aztec cheer, we call them our sister team,” Farmington cheer coach, Jen Foucaulte said.

It's a team that is now one member short following the death of Casey Jordan and fellow classmate Paco Fernandez.

"We wanted to do something in honor of Casey and of Paco and just come together as a community and bring the cheerleaders together for a great cause," Foucaulte said.

Piling into a school gym, cheer teams from Farmington, Piedra Vista and Bloomfield high schools sat writing letters to Aztec High and crafting bright orange ribbons. The 600-plus ribbons will be brought to the Citrus Bowl All American Halftime Show later this month. Casey was supposed to cheer in the event.

"We stand united as one now that this has happened with Aztec," Farmington cheerleader Katie Foucaulte said.

With heavy hearts, these teams quickly put aside their rivalries for something far more important.

The rival will always be there, but aside the rival we are all best friends. We will always support each other so," another cheerleader said.


Meg Hilling

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