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Clinton Christian Academy cheerleaders excel at UCA camp

By Randy Bledsoe

The Clinton Christian Academy (CCA) varsity and junior varsity (JV) cheerleaders had a tremendously successful performance at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) camp at the University of Southern Mississippi. The varsity cheerleaders won overall First Place Cheer for the week. They also came in second for their sideline routine and won the Spirit Stick. During the week of competition, they received the highest ribbons in their evaluations each day, including gold, which is the highest ribbon a team can be awarded on any day of competition.

Clinton Christian Academy varsity cheerleaders include (l to r), front row: Ashlyn Barnes, Maddie Fox, Alyssa Folse, Mackenzie Johnson, Annie Kate King, Eden Adams, Eliza Naquin and Bethany Cole; and back row: Karmen Manuel, Ella Craft, Haley Cannada, Jamaya Lofton, Selena White, Chloe Hodgin, Kensey Prevost and Abbey Abraham.

Five CCA varsity squad members won All American Cheerleader: Haley Cannada, Eliza Naquin, Selena White, Kinsey Prevost and Abbey Abraham. Selena White from varsity was chosen by UCA staff as the recipient of the “Pin It Forward” award for a cheerleader who individually stood out at the camp.

Abbey Abraham

Abbey Abraham, in the “Walter” mascot uniform

Abbey Abraham is the school mascot, “Walter,” and brought home the Spirit Award on the last day of camp.

CCA Cheer

Clinton Christian Academy junior varsity cheerleaders include (l to r), front row: Kaitlyn Norman, Laney Gibson, Madeline Beckman, Polly Anna Pope, Rivers McMullen, Shelby Brinkman, Sawyer Turnage and Talia Ramos; and back row: Coach Leslie Cannada, Hayden Cannada, Kinley Mitchell, Izzy McGeehee, Kaylan Watson and Jamea White.

The JV squad won Blue Superior Ribbons and, on the last day of camp, won overall in Game Day, overall in Cheer and third in Sideline Routine and Spirit Stick. Izzie McGehee was also chosen by UCA staff as the “Pin it Forward” recipient for a cheerleader who individually stood out at the JV portion of the camp. Sawyer Turnage won the “Jump Off” competition for the Best Individual Jump of all JV squads at camp.

Cheer coaches Page Pope and Leslie Cannada

Cheer coaches Page Pope and Leslie Cannada

Six CCA JV made All-American Cheerleader: Pollyanna Pope, Rivers McMullan, Shelby Brinkmann, Madeline Beckmann, Sawyer Turnage and Lanie Gibson. CCA cheer squads are coached by Page Pope and Leslie Cannada.



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