The Varsity Cheerleaders at St. Mary’s Catholic School recently attended the Universal Cheerleaders Association Camp at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas. The team consists of ten cheerleaders and one mascot and was the smallest squad participating with the camp. The four day camp focused on crowd leading, skills training, leadership and team bonding. The team received the following awards throughout the week, as well as at the Final Day Competition:
1st Place Rally Routine
1st Place Sideline
1st Place Cheer
Gameday Camp Champs
Mascot Camp Champs
Superior Mascot Award
Squad Spirit Stick
Mascot Spirit Stick
Mascot Leadership Award
Big Banana Spirit Award, Day 1
Mascot “Mushy the Whale” Spirit Award , Day 2
7 “Pin It Forward” Leadership Awards: Anna Kate Jackson, Kadence Creamer, Mason McCart, Anna Peluso, Gabby Godfrey, Sophia Hogg and Destanee Stewart.
In addition, five team members were named UCA All American Cheerleaders. The cheerleaders that receive this honor are invited to perform at special events across the country. Seniors receiving this honor were Anna Kate Jackson and Kadence Creamer. Juniors awarded this designation were Anna Peluso, Caroline Godfrey and Mason McCart, Mascot.
The squad is coached by Sponsor, Barbara Jackson and Assistant Coach and St. Mary’s Alumnus, Lainy Jackson Leone.
Back Row (l to r): Georgia Kate Philen, Baylea Johnson, Destanee Stewart, Gabby Godfrey Caroline Godfrey, Anna Peluso, Sophia Hogg, Ainsley Armstrong and Mason McCart, Mascot.
Front row: Kadence Creamer, Co-Captain and Anna Kate Jackson, Captain