Veronica Favero begins her first year as the head cheerleading coach at PHCC. After serving as the junior varsity basketball cheer coach at Bassett High School in 2008, Favero took over as the head coach for the Bengals’ competition and varsity basketball cheer squads beginning in the 2009 school year. Under Favero’s guidance, the BHS competition cheer team finished first in the Piedmont District in the 2009, ’10 and ’11 seasons. The streak came to an end last season, when Bassett finished second in the PD. As a teenager, Favero was a varsity basketball and football cheerleader at Fieldale-Collinsville High School. She plans to use her experience as a cheerleader and cheer coach as she guides the PHCC program.