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**For Immediate Release**

Cheer Camp Raises Spirits
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 06-20-05

One of the most anticipated and well-attended camps at Oklahoma Panhandle State University every summer is held by the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA). Junior high and high school cheerleaders and mascots gather on campus to learn new cheers, chants, stunts, and team and spirit building skills.

This year, squads from Texhoma, Tyrone, Balko, Shattuck, Keyes/Yarbrough, Guymon, Perryton, Texas, Sunray, Texas, and Springfield, Colorado worked hard in OPSU’s Noble Cultural and Activity Center, and vied for All-American Nominee honors.

In order to compete for All-American nominations, the student athlete must demonstrate mastery of a number of tumbling and stunt skills. Those nominated have the opportunity to try out for the All-American team, and those who make the team are eligible to travel to Hawaii for the annual Hula Bowl All-Star Football Classic and perform during the pre-game or half time show.

Jordan Hale, who will enter the eighth grade in Guymon Junior High School this fall, received Top All-American honors this year. Incidentally, Jordan is the daughter of Christi Hale, OPSU’s Director of Counseling, Career Services, and Testing Center. Listed below are those chosen to receive All-American nominations:

Hope Headrick Guymon Junior High School
Jordan Hale Guymon Junior High School
Courtney Doyle Guymon Junior High School
Myca Hunter Guymon Junior High School
Amanda Sanchez Springfield, CO High School
Sarah Cowan Balko High School
Bailee Taylor Balko High School
Allison Rice Balko High School
Kelsey Albright Shattuck High School
Jaimie Sanchez Shattuck High School

The cheer camp is led by NCA professionals, and they chose Guymon as the top junior high team, and Sunray as the top high school team. Micala Frantz won the Leadership award. In addition, the winner of the Spirit Megaphone is chosen by the other teams, and this year’s winner is Balko High School. Congratulations to the winners, and we look forward to watching all of you perform on the sidelines and in the gym!

 

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