Iowa Cheer Honor Squad
Kirsten Kalkas was selected to represent Essex for the Iowa Cheer Honor Squad.
The Iowa Cheerleading Coaches’ Association and the Iowa High School Athletic Association are
proud to sponsor the Iowa Cheer Honor Squad. This squad will perform at the half time of the
two Iowa High School Football Championship Games on Friday, November 17, 2023. There will
be almost 250 cheerleaders participating in this event, representing ICCA member schools
throughout Iowa. Participants must be a junior or senior cheering on a varsity squad for the
current school year.