By Anne Eickstad

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
Alex Jacobs indicates her Intent to attend Iowa University and perform on their Cheer team.


Alex Jacobs of Belvidere North High School will be going on to study and cheer at Iowa University next school year. Tammy Rentschler and Lacee Slaven had the pleasure of coaching AJ for the past two years after she transferred from Guilford.

“AJ was an absolute joy to coach, and we are so proud of her accomplishments,” said Coach Rentschler.

Alex was Conference Champs for both years at BNHS. The cheer team earned the title of Sectional Champs both years as well as IHSA State Champs both years.

AJ was named as a first team All Conference member and a NIC 10 Scholar Athlete

“After a grueling 3-day tryout in Iowa City, she made the University of Iowa cheer team. We are ecstatic coaches!” Rentschler said.

When Alex transferred to BNHS, Miss Glenda remembered, “Your athletic abilities immediately began to shine. You were so determined… You helped me choreograph… You are ready to soar to new heights with the Falcons.”

Comments from friends and teammates came thick and fast.

“She’s so good. She’ll be shaking before conference, worried about breaking our winning streak but she pulls herself together…”

“Congratulations. Since we met, we’ve always been really close. I’m going to miss you.”

“This girl’s really good, really, nice, really talented. We…

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