R.A. Hubbard cheerleaders dominate their division at Troy cheer camp

Pictured from the left are Captain Ashante’ Williams, Captain Kineta Dukes, De’Niya Orr, Trenidi Garth, Amari Reedus, Ja’Pashia McCoy, Za’Maria Vinson, Jordyn Beck, Sequoia Owens, Katelyn Cooper, Kanyiah Anderson and Amara Mason.

The R.A. Hubbard High School cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheerleading Association Cheer Camp at Troy University last month and brought home six first-place trophies following the camp’s championship competition.

The cheer camp, which was held from June 6 to June 9, allowed the cheerleaders to learn new cheers, dance routines for the sidelines and in coordination with the band, and an extreme dance routine, Cheer Coach Laverne Smith said.

“They worked really hard every day while at camp,” she said. “They learned a lot about cheer and how to work together as a team.”

On the final day of camp, a championship competition took place to allow the cheerleaders to show off all they had learned.

“These girls competed against other squads in their division and walked away with six first-place trophies, six Gold Superior Ribbons, three Blue Superior Ribbons, three Red Excellence Ribbons and four spirit sticks,” said Smith. “This was the first camp that they came home with all first place trophies.”

Competing cheerleaders from R.A. Hubbard included Co-captains Ashante’ Williams and Kineta Dukes and their squad, De’Niya Orr, Trenidi Garth, Amari Reedus, Ja’Pashia McCoy, Za’Maria Vinson, Jordyn Beck, Sequoia Owens, Katelyn Cooper, Kanyiah  Anderson and Amara Mason.

“We also had two of our seventh graders to be pinned by the UCA Staff as being excited, willing to help, and for working hard,” Smith said.

Dukes, Reedus, McCoy and Vinson were each pinned for their outstanding performances.

Thank you to the parents, and of course, our awesome principal Mrs. Rosa Allen Cooper, said Smith.

Congratulations to the R.A. Hubbard High School Cheerleading Squad and their supportive coach, Mrs. Smith.

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