AJHS and AHS varsity cheerleaders earn superior awards

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 28, 2019

The Andalusia Junior High and High School cheerleaders walked away with superior awards, last week at their annual Universal Cheerleader Association Summer Camp in Panama City Beach.

The squads were evaluated all week during practices and then judged during a competition the last day.

The junior high squad won first place in sideline cheer and overall game day. The squad won second place for cheer and their rally routine.

The high school squad won first place in cheer and won second place in every other classification.

“Erin [Chavers] and I were super excited about how well they all did,” Junior high cheer sponsor Laura Causey said. “We practiced two days every week since spring break and it really shows.”

This is the first time that the junior high participated in a competition during the summer.

“I was really impressed,” Causey said. “They did a fantastic job. Even one of the instructors that coached us privately asked if we ever did competitions. It just shows how much talent these girls have.”

Overall, Causey said that the camp was a great success.

“The varsity girls were so encouraging,” Causey said. “You could just tell that every girl was ready to work hard. You don’t always see that. They were supporting each other and Erin and I both thought that this year it was so easy. The girls just took charge.”

Looking forward to the school year, Causey said that they have their mind set on football.

“We are going to keep practicing because we know that our main concern is football season,” Causey said. “We have to make sure that they know their band dances, and cheers. They know they have to get the crowd into the games.”

Two girls from each squad were chosen as All Americans.

Brittan Bennett and Olivia Cravey from the junior high have the chance to march at the Thanksgiving Parade at Disney World by being chosen as an All American.

Brooke Mancil and Macie Walden have the chance to cheer in London by being chosen as an All American.