Cheerleaders receive awards

Published 3:47 pm Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shown are Demopolis High School cheerleaders: (back row) Anna Caroline Logan, Mary Frances Webb, Mary Howerton, Asia Chancelor, Anna Stuart Cramer; (second row) Paige Gandy, Allie Criswell, Coti Jordan, Shannon Pittman, Alexis Benderson, Alyssa Edwards; (front row) Sommer Horshok, Madelyn Coats, Victoria Webb and Gabbie Lay.

After the Universal Cheerleaders Association camp in Auburn, three varsity cheerleaders from Demopolis High School earned the chance to go to London for the Lord Mayor of Westminister’s New Years Day Parade.

“I could not be more proud of our squads this year,” Marni Tutt, volunteer varsity squad sponsor said. “They worked really hard.”

As the school year begins, the Demopolis High School and Middle School cheerleaders bring to their respective schools awards from the July camp.

This camp is held to teach all of the incoming girls the skills they will need as they cheer this school year.

DHS varsity squad won the following awards and recognitions: three All-Americans going to London, All Blue Superior Ribbons, four Gold Superior Ribbons, two Leadership Awards, third in Home Pom,  and fourth in Extreme Routine.

Shown are Demopolis Middle School cheerleaders: (back row) Courtney Smith, Sarah Duncan Culpepper, Savannah Horshok, Baleigh Holtzclaw, Sidney Alyn Atkins, Mary Frances Brown, Caitlin Thrash, Ashley Moore; (front row) Kate Floyd, Caroline Overmyer, Hannah Webb and Camilla Tutt with their UCA instructor. Ashley Carter is not pictured.

DMS squad won the following awards: first place in Home Pom, three All-Americans going to Disney World, second in Extreme Routine, Gold Superior Ribbons, Blue Superior Ribbons, and one Red Excellent Ribbon.

The All-Americans from the middle school will travel to Disney World during Thanksgiving to participate in the festivities there.

“This was a huge week for these ladies and such a great success,” Tutt said.