by Stan Sowers.
The varsity cheerleaders recently attended cheer camp in Corpus Christi. While there Ariel Gilbert, Cody Clark, and Amanda Connerly were named All American Cheerleaders. Only a small percentage of cheerleaders receive this honor. Of the approximately 300 participants, only 5 were asked to apply to be instructors for UCA next summer and 2 of those came from our squad, Ariel and Cody! Athough competing against 4A and 5A schools, the cheerleading squad received all superior ribbons and brought home 2 trophies. Grand Champion for Routine and Superior for Cheer. Our bulldog mascot, Nick Austin, won Most Improved. Other squad members were: Jordon Shewmaker, Ashley Cravey, Shawna Barrett, Mallory Keeling, Alexis Cravey, Jaci Akins, Hope Boykin, and Alicia Ortiz. Way to go team!