JV cheer team win overall camp champions trophy

On front row from left are Addison Price (Co-Captain), Jaycie Creamer (Captain), and Ella Hardee (Lieutenant). On second 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.

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.

This article published in the June 19-20, 2021 print edition.

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.