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Whoever says cheerleading isn’t a sport has never attended a serious cheerleading camp. The Aucilla junior varsity and varsity squads attended their annual cheerleading summer camp in July.
Camp this year was at Fellowship Of Christian Cheerleaders in Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Orlando.
The girls attended cheer, stunt and dance class every day. During these classes the girls were taught new cheers, stunts and dances and were also able to improve the skills they already have. After classes each night the girls had to go to evaluation. Between classes, they had a brief, five-minute water break and were straight back to work.
The leaders of the camp awarded a handful of girls from the entire camp, which consisted of eight squads from all over the state, with All Stars’ awards. Four girls from Aucilla received All Stars’ awards. They were Kinzi Mattingly, Brooke Kinsley, Sunnie Sorensen and Jenny Jackson.
The girls from Aucilla won several awards. JV won the Home Cheer Competition and second place in the overall camp championship. Varsity was a finalist in the camp championship. Kinzi Mattingly won the Jump Jam competition for the best jumps of all the JV cheerleaders attending camp. Other finalists in the JV division were Jenny Jackson and Emma Witmer. Jump Jam Finalists in the Varsity division were Sunnie Sorensen, Stacie Brock and Brooke Kinsley. Finalists in the camp Tumble Jam competition from JV were Cali Burkett, Jenny Jackson, Kinzi Mattingly and Kate Whiddon.