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Cardinal Cheerleaders Make National Team

Lawrence High School students will perform in the New Year’s Day 2013 parade in London, England.

Having been chosen from more than 600 high school cheerleaders competing for the “All-American” distinction at Universal Cheerleaders Association-accredited cheerleading camp this summer, Lawrence High School senior Nancy Pearson, juniors Morgan Palmer, Mecca Gullatte and Gen Labowicz, and sophomore Mariefred Evans will be part of a team that will perform in London, England.

All-Americans are selected by coaches at elite camps across the country based on superior cheerleading skills. Each cheerleader in the competition is judged on a jump of her choice, the Extreme Routine dance learned at camp, and the All-American cheer.

The cheerleaders attend one of the summer camps hosted by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), and United Spirit Association (USA). These organizations  train over 325,000 cheerleaders at over 5,000 camp sessions.

Only the top 12 percent of the cheerleaders who attend the accredited summer camps earn the chance to cheer in the holiday spectacular. In addition to performing in the upcoming New Year's Day parade in London,  the All-Americans will have the chance to tour London during their seven-day trip.

“This is the 26th year we’ve been able to bring talented cheerleaders to London, where they can showcase their skills to a very enthusiastic international audience,” says Mike Fultz, the Varsity International Event Coordinator.

You can see these cheerleaders and the entire Cardinal Varsity cheerleading squad at their first home game on Sept.  22 at 11 a.m.

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