A total of 50 young ladies representing the varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads from Briarwood Academy participated in a two-day mini camp last week at the school, which was directed by three instructors from the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders organization.
FCC Cheerleaders Katie Dietz of Largo, Florida, Jessica Armstrong of Glennville, Ga., and Neely Moore of Rock Hill, S.C., instructed the big group of Buccaneer cheerleaders in learning new stunts, cheers, dances, and routines which they will use in the upcoming season.
"All the girls at Briarwood were very energetic and productive during this mini-camp," said Armstrong. "We were very proud of their efforts and participation in the camp."
The Buccaneer varsity squad, under the direction of Amy Hadden, was represented by 24 cheerleaders during this camp.
"This was the most I've ever had on the squad, and all of them did a great job," Hadden said. "It is great to see this many people in cheerleading. ... The varsity squad learned two new routines during this time and a host of new cheers and stunts."
Meanwhile, 26 girls formed the junior varsity squad, which is led by Mary Lynn Reese.
"The 26 participants on the junior varsity squad is also the biggest I've ever had," said Reese. "It's wonderful to see this many girls participating in this activity."
As a result of their participation and effort, the FCC advisors presented both Buccaneer squads with an invitation to the FCC National Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Fla. in January.
"It was a great honor to present these two groups with this invitation," said Armstrong. "They did a great job in representing their school, and we were very proud of them."