The Cedartown Middle School cheerleaders, competing against seventeen other middle school teams, won all three first place trophies at the camp. The squad won the “home dance” routine at the UGA camp. The cheerleaders had worked on the dance, which was choreographed by Erin Walters, during the summer.
The local cheerleading squad also won the cheer competition, which they learned at camp. Cedartown also won the coveted “top banana” award during the camp as the outstanding team with the most spirit. Cedartown won all blue ribbons during the four days at the camp, which is the best anyone could achieve.
Three of the CMS cheerleaders were chosen as “UCA All-Stars” by the UGA staff. They were Britney Davenport, Cheyenne Davenport and Kara Beth Smith.
Cedartown was in the UGA coliseum by 8 a.m. every morning and continued learning cheers, dances and stunts until 9 p.m. every night. “It is a very hard but fun four days for the girls and the memories are always fantastic,” stated CMS Cheerleading Coach Nancy Timmons.
This year while attending the camp the CMS cheerleaders were chosen to be interviewed and photographed for a new cheerleading magazine called “Inside Cheerleading.” The team will be featured in the October issue of the magazine.
“This is one of the highlights of this years camp,” stated Timmons. “To be chosen from all the other squads at the camp is a real honor.”
“The girls always do great at camp but this really topped off our trip,” added Walters, who is Timmons’ daughter and helps coach the squad.
The cheerleading squad will start cheering in September for the middle school football team and then start competiting at cheer competitions in November. “We are looking forward to our new season,” added Timmons. “We always have so much fun at games and at competitions. This team has already proven to be very dedicated and hard working. They are a joy to coach.”