Rivaling cheer teams came together as one on Staten Island before heading to nationals to face some of the best high school cheerleaders in the country.

The Staten Island Cheer Alliance Pep Rally held at St. John Villa Academy on Friday gave the teams a chance to show of their routines.

At the event, the cheer community is sending off St. John Villa Academy, Notre Dame Academy,  St. Joseph/St. Thomas Elementary, St. Joseph by the Sea School and

St. Joseph Hill Academy to Orlando this week for the 2018 National High School Cheerleading Championship.