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Mustang cheerleaders fare well at camp

Thursday, September 5, 2002

Buffalo Island Central Junior High Cheerleaders, 2002-2003 from left: front - Savanah Stewart, Brannah Barrett, Amber Smithee, Nikki Barger. Middle - Carey Keith, Lauren Keiter, Whitney Lewis, Ashley Johnson, Cody Feagin, Marina Garcia, co-captain, Kimberly Wallace, captain. Back - Bethany Wildy, Brooke Phillips.
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The Buffalo Island Central junior high cheerleaders attended a National Cheerleaders Association summer camp at Southeast Missouri State University. The camp attracted over 200 cheerleaders from the surrounding states.

The National Cheerleaders Association selects award winners at each of the over 1,100 camps it administers around the world each summer. The NCA, the largest privately held cheerleader organization in America, holds events for over 150,000 cheerleaders and dancers around the world. The National Cheerleaders Association, founded in 1948 by L.R. Herkimer, has been conducting camps for over 54 years.

The Buffalo Island Junior Cheerleaders received several awards.

Four cheerleaders, Brannah Barrett, Kimberly Wallace, Marina Garcia, and Whitney Lewis, were named All-American Cheerleaders, the most prestigious award in cheerleading today. Participants vying for All-American status were 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.

The squad was National Championship Bid Winner. This tremendous accomplishment is awarded to teams exemplifying the best technical skill and cheerleading technique. This bid is extended to teams to compete at the NCA National Championship; the NCA All-Star National Championship both held in Dallas, Texas; or one of the NCA Classics. The NCA Championships are the world's largest cheerleading events, bringing in over 20,000 of the nation's best cheerleaders for the nation's most exciting cheerleading competitions.

BIC Junior High squad also was awarded the Spirit Stick Winner. The Spirit Sticks are presented to the squad showing the most sincere spirit and enthusiasm throughout the entire week at camp.

Brannah Barrett was named NCA Top All-American Cheerleader. This is awarded to the All-American Team members at camp.

BIC Junior High Cheerleaders for 2002-2003 are Savanah Stewart, Brannah Barrett, Amber Smithee, Nikki Barger, Carey Keith, Lauren Keiter, Whitney Lewis, Ashley Johnson, Cody Feagin, Marina Garcia, co-captain, Kimberly Wallace, captain, Bethany Wildy and Brooke Phillips.

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