Morgan City cheerleaders attend UCA camp

Staff Report

The Morgan City High School varsity cheerleaders had a successful showing at University Cheerleaders Association Cheer Camp in Baton Rouge June 17.

While at camp, the squad achieved its goals, which included placing in the Home Pom division, performing partner co-ed stunts, having cheerleaders earn All-American honors and taking home the “coveted” Banana, varsity cheer coach Stephanie Braud Gautreaux said.

The squad also placed second in their Home Pom routine and was awarded the Most Improved Squad trophy.

Ayana Allen, Micaela Washington, Hope Marceaux and Paige Comeaux all were chosen as All-American and invited to perform in London, while Katelyn Gautreaux and Marki Rivere also were named All-American and invited to cheer in Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Also, Katelyn Broussard, Dylan Robinson and Allen were pinned by UCA cheerleaders, which Gautreaux said showed their leadership qualities at camp

During camp, Jacolbi Francois and Washington as well as Robinson and Julia Nguyen, and Drevin William and Gautreaux all were coached in partner stunting.

“This was new to all of them,” coach Gautreaux said. “It was unbelievable how each partner stunt focused on the UCA cheerleaders’ instruction and mastered some of the stunts.”

The squad also was awarded the “Top Banana” after the first day of camp.

“The squad was determined to show their school spirit. Dylan Robinson showed up wearing a banana suit, while the squad carried real bananas to give to the UCA staff. I was totally amazed right from the beginning with the squad’s determination to ‘shine’ at cheer camp,” coach Gautreaux said.

On the last day of camp, Morgan City was awarded the “Top Banana” award to take home.

Also during their time at camp, Morgan City became Big Sis to Teurlings Catholic High School’s freshmen squad and formed friendships with the Teurlings Catholic High School’s junior varsity and varsity squads.

Morgan City’s varsity cheerleading squad will visit Teurlings during the upcoming school year.

Gautreaux credited the UCA staff’s guidance, support from the Morgan City High School administration and parents as well as dedication of the squad members for their achievements at camp.

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