That one cheer camp....

The Mabel-Canton Varsity Cheerleaders traveled to Wisconsin Dells July 9-12th for their second year at an NCA (National Cheerleading Association) camp at the Great Wolf Lodge Resort. There were 5 other schools at the camp, coming from as far away as Michigan and Illinois. (about 60 girls total)

The M-C Squad of 5 girls prepared to work hard for the 4 day camp and learned a tremendous amount of material to bring home, perfect and perform during the 2012-2013 school year. They improved in stunting, learned several new cheers and dances, and grew together as a team. With a few brand new cheerleaders this year, it was an incredible experience for the whole team.

The Cougars took home 3 Spirit Stick awards during camp (for showing Spirit, teamwork and overall helpfulness and work ethic during the day). One new member, Aubrey Norby, was awarded the “Pin it Forward” pin for showing her perseverance and overcoming her fear and pushing on to master a stunt. She showed willingness to learn and worked hard to not let her team down. She was one of 4 girls from the whole camp to receive this award! (She was also very possibly the youngest camp member there).

The Cheerleaders were also awarded the Herkie Team Award on the 2nd day of camp—which is the award that exemplifies the qualities on which NCA was founded and continues to teach today. Leadership, values, teamwork and sportsmanship are an integral part of cheerleading – and the Cougar Squad was recognized and voted on by their peers for this prestigious award!! By earning this certificate, they were also presented with the Sponsor Gift from Gatorade—a huge Gatorade cooler along with supplies!

At the end of camp on the fourth day, the M-C Cheerleaders performed for a crowd with the talents that they learned. They performed stunting, Spirit, Chant and Cheer – and were awarded the Most Improved certificate for their team growth and improvement in technical skills and performance ability. They also claimed the Game Time Trophy for their performance and received a National Championship Bid to the NCA Senior and Junior High School national Championship that is held next January in Dallas, TX.

Thank you from the M-C Cheer Squad for all of you that supported our fundraisers and donate your cans to our cause so that we can continue to work hard, learn and enjoy this camp each summer!