TIMES STAFF REPORT
Tera Addis, Sheena Ray and 11 of her teammates from South Floyd High School recently attended an NCA Summer Camp. The Camp was held at Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg, Tenn. with over 400 cheerleaders in attendance from surrounding states.
Addis and Ray each made the All-American Team. The two were judged on motion techniques, jumps, tumbling, spirit and enthusiasm, voice projection and overall crowd appeal. The recipient of the most prestigious award in cheerleading today, Addis and Ray are eligible to perform at various NCA Special Events.
South Floyd cheerleaders Jessica Howell, Tosh Osborne, Whitney Tackett, Kiana Faine and Rachel Johnson were each All-American Nominees.
The SFHS Cheerleaders claimed the following awards at the NCA summer camp they attend.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BID WINNER - This honor is awarded to the team Bid Winner exemplifying the best technical skill and cheerleading technique. The bid is extended to teams to compete at the NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship of the NCA All-Star National Championship, both held in Dallas. The NCA Champions are the world's largest cheerleading events, bringing in over 20,000 of the nation's cheerleaders.
CHAMPION CHANT - Teams compete with a chant that they learned during the week. Technical skills, as well as the ability to lead the crowd, are judged to select the winner.
SPIRIT STICK WINNER - Presented to the squad showing the most sincere spirit throughout the week at camp. The award is voted on by all teams.
Founded in 1948 by L.R. Herkimer, NCA/NDA host camps, championships and events for over 150,000 cheerleaders and dancers each year. As part of the four-day camp curriculum, the National Cheerleaders Association selects award-winners at each of the over 1,100 camps it administers around the world each summer. Awards are given for individual and team accomplishments.