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Cheer Team


Sponsor and Coach - Ms. Courtney Whiddon


Ransom Middle School Cheerleaders provide energy and inspiration for the student body at a variety of school-sponsored activities and athletic events. The Ransom Tiger Cheerleaders are dedicated to encouraging school spirit while crafting unique and skilled routines. Ransom Cheerleaders strive for excellence not only as they cheer during basketball games but during local and national competitions as well.




Due to the uncertainties of COVID-19 and the restrictions it potentially has on fall sports, try-outs will be postponed until further notice.  Escambia County has not entered Phase 3 of COVID-like we had hoped, so there are currently still several restrictions and limitations that are placed on fall sports, and could potentially be more as the days come. 

As we get closer to the start of school, we will be able to find out more information about what restrictions and limitations are in place (if any), and then we will proceed with the try-outs. Once a try-out date has been confirmed, I will send out another e-mail with the details.

We appreciate your patience during this time, and we hope that you understand that the safety of the athletes and coaches are our main concern at this time. Please keep an eye out for another e-mail. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Coach Whiddon at



Those interested in try out for the team can obtain their information and packets from Ransom Middle School.

Or you can access the required forms below. 

Cheer Team Try out Forms:

1.  Ransom Cheer Try out Information and Cheerleader Application

2.  Judging Score Sheet

3.  Middle School Physical

4.  Drug Consent to Drug Screening

5.  Athlete Consent and Release of Liability


Shown below are videos of the various cheers that the tryout candidates will need to know.

1.  Chant

2.  Cheer

3.  Dance


Congratulations to the following young people for being selected as the 2019-2020 Cheer Squad.


Eighth Grade

Seventh Grade

Sixth Grade

Mia Portis


Alexis Hudson

Taylor Dyer

Taylor Fitzgerald


Kristopher Kelley

Ava Goodwin

Payton Garrett

KayLee Ramey

McKenna Lister

Elisabeth Lowe

Courtney Reichard

Cherish Simplins

Ella Parker

Kyleigh Soto


Addison Pawless



Amaya Randolph



Kimora Richard



Laykin Simpson



Chloe Throckmorton



RMS Cheer Coach
RMS Cheer Coaches


Hello!  My name is Courtney Whiddon, and I am so excited to be the Ransom Middle School Cheer Coach this year! 

I was born in Atlanta, GA, where I cheered all-stars for 7 years. Along with cheering all- stars, I cheered for high school basketball and also played softball. 

I graduated in December of 2016 from Point University with a degree in Psychology, and moved to Pensacola immediately afterwards. I attended The University of West Florida and graduated in May of 2019 with a degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. 

I currently teach 4th grade at Navy Point Elementary school.  
I spend my spare time at the beach, hanging out with friends, and doing photography.  

Fun facts about me: 

• I played softball collegiately.

• My favorite color is green. 

• I have two dogs and one cat.

• My favorite food is Mexican. 

I am so excited to take on this position, and I am looking forward to a great year!

Go Tigers !!!