More than 400 students attend four-day cheer camp

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Sponsored by the Student Activities department, more than 400 cheerleaders from 21 Dallas ISD high schools participated in the second annual Dallas ISD Summer Cheer Camp at the Sprague Athletic Complex.

Every high school cheer program was invited to attend the four-day intensive camp where they learned cheer basics, routines, chants, tumbling, and stunts which culminated to a final cheer camp showcase that was open to family and friends. While the squads worked with professional cheerleaders and staff, the cheer coaches received training on coaching basics, safety, and the UIL Spirit competition.

Of the camp attendees, more than 100 cheerleaders tried out for the Spirit Star designation which is the top honor at camp. Cheerleaders were nominated who exemplify leadership and a good attitude, while exhibiting a high level of technical skills in jumps, motions, dance and stunting. Once an athlete is nominated at camp, they must try out to be chosen as a Spirit Star in front of a panel of camp staff. The top cheerleaders who received the Spirit Star designation also received an invitation to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

  1. Destiny Mora – Seagoville
  2. America Briceno – Hillcrest
  3. Myrian Miranda – Hillcrest
  4. Laura Lugo – Hillcrest
  5. Callie Bewley – Bryan Adams
  6. Jayla Cheeks – Samuell
  7. Onaja Johnson – Kimball
  8. Keyona Johnson – Kimball
  9. Katelayn Vault – Carter
  10. Chloe Bell – Carter
  11. Tamaria Watkins – Madison
  12. Wendy Martinez – Adamson
  13. Jonathan Renteria – Pinkston
  14. Temetrius Williams – Pinkston
  15. Isabel Rosales – W.T. White
  16. *Laura Estrada – W.T. White
  17. Leslye Diaz – W.T. White
  18. Sherry Hernandez – Sunset
  19. Arely Munoz – Sunset
  20. Maria Zamarripa – Thomas Jefferson
  21. Debra Contreras – Molina
  22. Angelia In – Bryan Adams
  23. *Brianna Moya – Bryan Adams
  24. Anthony Glosson – Booker T
  25. Sadie Schiermeyer – Booker T
  26. Mekinna Knight – Booker T
  27. Zoey Barnes – Booker T
  28. Vincent Reid – Booker T
  29. Emma Myers – Booker T
  30. Max Denissen – Booker T
  31. Georgia Starnes – Booker T
  32. Kyndall Ash – Booker T
  33. Tamara Fields – South Oak Cliff
  34. Jayla Ward – Lincoln
  35. Shaja Vaughn – Lincoln
  36. Nayeli Rico – North Dallas
  37. Kamberlynn Price – Roosevelt
  38. Tayza Briggs – Wilmer-Hutchins
  39. Nautica Atkins – Wilmer-Hutchins
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