St. Mary’s Jr. High cheer team recently attended the Universal Cheerleading Association Camp at Northwestern State University. The team was the only junior high team attending, and competed in the JV 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 Game Day
-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
Leadership Award: Tyonnah Burton
Two team members, Addison Price (Co-Captain) and Molly Smith, were named UCA All-American Cheerleaders. The team is coached by Elise Laroux, middle school science teacher at St. Mary’s.