St. Mary’s Junior High Cheer team recently attended the Universal Cheerleading Association Camp at Northwestern State University. The team was the only junior high team in attendance, and competed in the junior varsity high school division. The camp focused on crowd leading, skills training, leadership and team bonding. The team received the following awards throughout the week:
-Overall Camp Champions
-1st Place Overall GameDay
-1st Place Overall Camp Routine
-2nd Place Sideline
-Blue Ribbon – Cheer Evaluation
-Blue Ribbon – Camp Routine
-Squad Spirit Stick
-Big Banana Spirit Award – Day 1
– Pin-it-Forward Leadership Award: Tyonnah Burton
Two team members were named UCA All-American Cheerleaders: Addison Price (Co-Captain) & Molly Smith.
The team is coached by Mrs. Elise Laroux, who is a middle school science teacher at St. Mary’s.
Pictured on front row from left are Addison Price (Co-Captain), Jaycie Creamer (Captain), and Ella Hardee (Lieutenant). On middle row are Cruz Jackson, Joelee Savell, Halle Campbell, Emily Amberg, and Summer Rushing. On back row are Kennedy Griffin, Tyonnah Burton, Jillian Coleman, Lainey Bennett, Molly Smith, Ava Wren, and Ansley Poskey.