Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders recently attended a National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Summer Camp held at Auburn University with over 200 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.
Montgomery Catholic’s Junior Varsity cheerleading squad received the 1st place trophy for the NCA Performance competition Middle School/Junior Varsity Division and was named Top Team. They also earned a bid to NCA’s national competition in Dallas, Texas, earned the S.P.O.T Award for their outstanding commitment to spotting and stunt technique, earned all superior ribbons throughout the camp and earned the spirit stick each night of the camp.
All of the Junior Varsity cheerleaders were selected as All-American Cheerleader Nominees. All-American nominees display outstanding strength in motions, jumps, stunts, tumbling, spirit, dance, or leadership. Jumps-Virginia Daly, Leadership- Katie LaFraniere, Tumbling-Claire Galuzzi, Stunts-Samantha Kocan, and Spirit-Anna Mills.
Co-Captain Katie LaFraniere received the “America Needs Cheerleaders” leadership pin.