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ACA Cheerleaders Bring Home Awards from FCA Cheer Camp

Published:  September 15, 2016

ACA Varsity Cheerleaders

The Aucilla Christian Academy (ACA) Varsity and JV Cheerleaders attended camp on July 25-28, 2016. The cheerleading camp was hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and held on the campus of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. The girls learned numerous new cheers, chants and dances, as well as proper stunt techniques. The main purpose of the camp is teach the girls how to combine cheerleading and Christianity, and to use that platform to serve as positive examples in their families, at school and in their communities. In addition to cheerleading skills sessions, girls participated in FCA Huddles throughout the day. Huddles consisted of prayer, Bible study, devotionals, and discussion. Each night concluded with a chapel program of music, skits, and guest speakers.

On the second day, a camp jump competition was held. Ginger Whiddon, ACA 8th grader, was the winner in the middle school division and Jenny Jackson, ACA senior, was the winner in the Varsity division. They received an “FCA Jump-Off Champion” shirt. On the third day, tryouts were held to select All-American Cheerleaders. ACA winners were seniors Stephanie English and Jenny Jackson. These girls were awarded a medallion and a sweatshirt along with the opportunity to participate in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia over the Christmas holidays. On the final day, the ACA Varsity Cheerleaders won the camp championship for Best Cheer while the JV team won the camp championship for Best Cheer and Best Supreme Routine, which is a combination dance routine and pyramid.

Aucilla Christian Academy Varsity Cheerleaders are as follows: Seniors are Captain Kate Whiddon and Cali Burkett of Perry, Co-Captain Stephanie English of Shady Grove, Daisy Dee, Jenny Jackson and Hannah Lewis of Monticello. Juniors are Summer Dee of Monticello and Jessica Giddens of Perry. Sophomores are Grace Beshears, Emily Brock, and A’Syria Shuler of Monticello. Freshmen are Ansley English of Shady Grove, Bailey McLeod of Lamont, and Kaitlynn Shelton of Perry.

Aucilla Christian Academy JV Cheerleaders are as follows: Eighth graders are Captain Riley Rowe and Riley Hamrick of Monticello and Co-Captain Selina Drawdy and Ginger Whiddon of Perry. The seventh grader is Turner Beshears of Monticello. Sixth graders are Jasmyne Agner and Anna Drawdy of Perry, Kenzie Key of Monticello, and Haley Grace McLeod of Lamont.

Coaches Shona Whiddon of Perry and Cristi Beshears of Monticello attended the camp with the cheerleaders.

ACA JV Cheerleaders

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