Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School recently attended a National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Summer Home Camp held on Catholic’s Vaughn Road Campus with over 34 cheerleaders in attendance.
Founded in 1948 by L.R. Herkimer, NCA/NDA hosts camps, championships, and events for 150,000 cheerleaders and dancers each year.
As part of the 3-day camp curriculum, the National Cheerleaders Association selects award winners at each of the over 1,000 camps it administers around the world each summer. Awards are given for individual and team accomplishments.
All three of Montgomery Catholic’s cheerleading squads earned a bid to NCA’s national competition in Dallas, Texas, and earned the spirit stick each night of the camp.
Sixteen cheerleaders were selected as All-American Cheerleader Nominees. All-American nominees display outstanding strength in motions, jumps, stunts, tumbling, dance, or leadership.
Five Montgomery Catholic cheerleaders were selected to as All-American team members including Sarah Armstrong, Jessica Barranco, Ann Marie Dean, Jessica Mount, and Kennedy Thomas. Selection as an All-American is the most prestigious award in cheerleading today. Participants vying for All-American status are judged on motion technique, jumps, tumbling, spirit and enthusiasm, voice projection, and overall crowd appeal. These individuals are eligible to perform at various NCA Special Events.
Each of Montgomery Catholic’s squad earned numerous ribbons at the three day camp. Montgomery Catholic’s Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity squads each earned one excellent and five superior ribbons throughout the camp. Each of the squads are looking forward to the upcoming football season.
Pictured: Five cheerleaders from Montgomery Catholic were selected as NCA All-American Team Members. L to R: Ann Marie Dean (Middle School), Kennedy Thomas (Junior Varsity), Jessica Mount, Sarah Armstrong, and Jessica Barranco (Varsity).