Arkansas High School Varsity participated in the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Cheer Camp, held at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock.
The camp not only provided an opportunity for the squad to develop their cheerleading skills, including stunts and chants, but also emphasized the importance of leadership both on and off the field, aligning with NCA’s mission since its establishment in 1948.
Throughout the duration of the NCA Cheer Camp, the AHS cheer squad underwent evaluations to assess their proficiency. Their performance garnered them three blue superior ribbons, showcasing their abilities and commitment to excellence.
In addition to evaluations, the AHS varsity team engaged in spirited competition during the final day events, which saw them competing against other schools from across the state in the Game Day Cheer and Band Chant. Arkansas High School Varsity cheerleaders secured first place in both divisions. The squad’s enthusiasm and energy were also recognized as they were voted the Overall Most Spirited Team.
The team’s accomplishments extended beyond their victories in the divisions.
Their performance earned them the privilege of receiving a Bid to NCA Nationals. Furthermore, their emphasis on safety and execution was acknowledged with the Stunt Safe Award and Technical Excellence in Motions distinction, respectively. The squad’s dedication was further recognized with the Early Evaluation Herkie Team Award.
The outstanding talents of the Arkansas High School Varsity cheer squad were further exemplified by their nominations for the All-American Team. Thirteen members were nominated to try out for this coveted distinction, showcasing the squad’s depth of talent and skill. Ultimately, nine individuals from the AHS cheer squad were named NCA All-American Cheerleaders. Makayli Harvey, Kynlee Garrett, Jackson Davis, Aniyah Black, Skii Williams, Asaya Lott, Jayla Woodberry, Lainey Brooks, and Addison Girley all earned the esteemed title.
Notably, two senior members of the AHS cheer squad, Jackson Davis and Kynlee Garrett, received an additional honor. They were both selected to try out for NCA staff positions, a testament to their exemplary leadership qualities and dedication to the sport.
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