The Plymouth Whitemarsh High School cheerleaders joined more than 500 campers at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Cheer Camp this past August. The camp was four days of crowd leading, skills training and team building. The team was recognized by the association with several awards, including Top Team in Cheer and Top Team in Game Day.
“I love that they practice to perform. They work hard and really take everything to the next level,” said Head Coach Debbie Tornetta. “Plus, they’re smart cookies and nice kids. Many of the girls are balancing our season with Honors and AP courses.”
In addition to the team awards, seven members were named as UCA All-Americans. That individual recognition allows Natalya Bakula, Jennica Earl, Kate Wakefield, Daisy Micarsos, Emalita Marcucci, Morgan Rodgers, and Lily Merchant the opportunity to travel and do special performances with other All-Americans from around the country.
Kate Wakefield and Emalita Marcucci also receive the Pin It Forward award, recognizing the girls for going “above and beyond,” being kind and helping other cheerleaders at the camp.
The team will be competing at the association’s regionals at Kutztown University in November with the hopes of earning a bid for the National Competition in Florida.
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