TYLER, Texas — High school cheerleading squads from all across Texas will face off this week at the UIL Spirit State Championships in Fort Worth.

Spirit is an extracurricular activity that focuses on the traditional game day role cheerleaders have on the sidelines and in schools supporting athletic teams. At the UIL Spirit State Championships, schools will compete in three categories: crowd leading, fight song, and band dance. 

Multiple East Texas high schools will travel to the DFW area to take on the best in the Lone Star State.

Those schools include:

  • Beckville High School
  • Cross Roads High School
  • Grapeland High School
  • Lovelady High School
  • Linden-Kildare High School
  • Carlisle High School
  • Malakoff High School
  • Gladewater High School
  • Winona High School
  • Mineola High School
  • Sabine High School
  • Ore City High School
  • New Diana High School
  • Tatum High School
  • Jefferson High School
  • Diboll High School
  • Atlanta High School
  • Queen City High School
  • Waskom High School
  • Pittsburg High School
  • Pleasant Grove High School
  • Mabank High School
  • Van High School
  • Rusk High School
  • Wills Point High School
  • Kilgore High School
  • Spring Hill High School
  • Gilmer High School
  • Carthage High School
  • Hudson High School
  • Livingston High School
  • Whitehouse High School
  • Jacksonville High School
  • Mount Pleasant High School
  • Longview High School
  • Texas High School

The competition will take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Tickets will be available at the door and only cash will be accepted. Adult tickets are $15, student tickets (5 to 18-years-old) are $10 and an all-session adult ticket is $45.

The performance order for the squads can be found here.

The NFHS Network will provide live webcasts of the event.

For parking information, click here.