St. Mary’s squad cheers its way to ribbons and awards

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On front row from left are Co-Captains Caroline Godfrey and Anna Peluso. On back row are Coach Barbara Jackson, Addison Price, Ella Hardee, Jillian Coleman, Ainsley Armstrong, Sophia Hogg, Gabby Godfrey, Baylea Johnson, Destanee Stewart, Georgia Kate Philen, Jaycie Creamer, Kylie Bennett and Coach Charlie Gandy.

 St. Mary’s Catholic School Varsity Cheer Squad attended the Universal Cheer Association Camp at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas. 
The four day camp focused on crowd leading, skills training, leadership and team bonding. 
The 13-member squad took the top three awards at the final competition, earned gold and blue ribbons for squad evaluations, had four squad members chosen as UCA All-Americans and two who received Pin It forward awards.  Awards included:
•First Place Camp Dance Routine
•Second Place Cheer
•Gameday Camp Champs
•Overall Superior Gold Ribbon, Camp Dance
•Superior Blue Ribbon
•Big Banana Spirit Award
•Spirit Stick
•Two Pin it Forward Leadership Awards for Caroline Godfrey and Sophia Hogg
In addition, four members were named UCA All American Cheerleaders.  These recipients are invited to perform at special events across the country.  Seniors receiving this honor were Caroline Godfrey and Anna Peluso.  Juniors were Gabby Godfrey and Sophia Hogg.
The squad is coached by Barbara Jackson, Charlie Gandy and Ashley Methvin.