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CMHS Cheer brings the bling home from summer camp

Costa Mesa High cheerleaders earn success at camp in Palm Springs.

July 13, 2012
(Courtesy of Kori…)

This past week, 40 Costa Mesa High cheerleaders and their two coaches traveled to Palm Springs to attend a different type of summer camp than usual.

The Mustangs chose to go "elite" and challenge themselves to a more difficult and competitive summer camp. An "elite" camp features cheer squads from some of the best programs around the surrounding states. Mesa came and represented well.

During the grueling, fast paced four days the team showed its spirit, skills and dedication. The programs came from the entire state of California and Nevada, and were some of the most notable programs around. The camp was filled with extremely talented cheerleaders.

The Costa Mesa cheerleaders started the week competing with their home routine, which they performed flawlessly and received a perfect evaluation. Their routine had so much energy that the entire ballroom began clapping along and cheering for them. The energy in the room was amazing. This built their confidence to shine the rest of the week. Learning new material, top elite stunts and transitions and even adding in some very important bonding time, the girls left camp victorious.

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The girls brought home first place in varsity home routine, varsity superior overall trophy, fourth place elite camp routine, JV third place in home routine, second place in cheer, thrid place in dance and superior overall trophy, varsity and JV spirit sticks.

Alyssa Dasca also took second place individually in the jump competition. The team also was awarded the Traditions Plaque for the third year in a row. The Traditions Plaque is awarded to the team that exemplifies the spirit of cheer and being leaders in and away from competition, chosen by the staff.

Varsity team members, Alyssa Dasca, Courtney Hatch, Taylor Jones, Selena Arreola, Natalie Fowler, Lexi Stroman and Adriana Rodriguez all competed in the All-American tryouts and all were selected and received a medal and invited to a trip to perform in London on New Years Day.

Junior varsity members Kamryn Hamilton and Jordin Peurrung also were chosen as All-Americans. Captains from both squads were also invited to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Both teams were invited to cheer in the Capitol One Bowl because of their superior performances.

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