Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School Varsity, JV and Middle School Cheerleaders attended a National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Summer Camp held at Auburn University in July building a strong foundation for their teams for the 2014-2015 year.
As part of the 3-day camp curriculum, the National Cheerleaders Association focuses on safety, stunts, cheer and chants, jumps, and dance. The NCA selects award winners at each camp for individual and team accomplishments.
Coached by Samantha Rose, Montgomery Catholic’s Varsity cheerleading team received the Most Improved award and were voted Most Spirited by the other teams in attendance. Two Montgomery Catholic Varsity cheerleaders were selected as All-American team members; sisters Ashley Kim (12) and Audrey Kim (10). Selection as an All-American is the most prestigious award that can be received at an NCA camp. 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, including the opportunity to walk in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade.
“I have never been so proud! The girls went above and beyond expectations while demonstrating great sportsmanship!” said Coach Rose of the team’s camp performance.
Montgomery Catholic’s 2014-2015 Varsity Cheerleaders are: Seniors, Ashley Kim (Captain), Brianna Foley (Captain), Courtney Cool, Elizabeth Overton, Maegan Cobb, Maggie Ward, Katie Reeves; Juniors, Kathleen Beesley (Co-Captain), Eryka Ellington; Sophomores, Ivy Bach, Katie Slear, Lauren Smith, Madison Bednarz, Madison Gaston, and Victoria Barranco.