BMS cheerleaders ‘top Dogs’ during UCA cheer camp

The 2003-2004 cheerlead-ing squad from Brady Middle School attended the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) cheerleading camp June 16-19 at Angelo State University in San Angelo. According to cheerleader sponsor, Mickey Holloway, “The Brady Middle School cheerleaders did an excellent job during the week of competition.” On the first night, the girls received an excellent rating on their sideline evaluation. They also were awarded the spirit stick and won the “banana award,” which is an oversized inflatable banana given to the squad with the most spirit and enthusiasm. During the second night’s stay, the girls received a superior ribbon on their cheer evaluation as well as the spirit stick. Three Brady girls, Courtney Kastner, Kaila Weeks and Clarissa Lombra’a competed and were selected finalists in the jump-off competition. Courtney Kastner advanced and took the championship title in the jump-off division. On the third night, the BMS cheerleaders received a superior ribbon on their extreme dance routine and the spirit stick, and on day four, the final day at camp, the girls received superior ribbons on their cheer, extreme routine, over-all and traditions evaluations. The Brady team also received “Camp Champs” recognition on their extreme dance routine and the spirit stick. Elizabeth Valenzuela was selected as an “All-Star Cheerleader.” Those cheerleaders selected to the All-Star squad will have the opportunity to perform in the Houston Parade, the Philadelphia Parade or the UCA Thanksgiving Tour at Walt Disney World Resort, depending on their home state. The girls also received the “Banana Award” for the entire week and were able to bring home the oversized inflatable banana. This award was given to the squad with the most spirit and enthusiasm all week long between all the squads who attended camp. “The newest and most prestigious award of the camp was also won by the girls,” said Mrs. Holloway. “This year UCA gave an award called the ‘traditions’ award. This award was given to the squad with the best traditional chants. Throughout the week the girls performed their traditional chants from home daily. They did an outstanding job and competed against all the squads attending camp including two large varsity squads from Stanton and Sweetwater. “The girls worked hard at camp, and I am very proud of their performances throughout the week,” said Mrs. Holloway.

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