June 22, 2022
The DCHS Football cheerleaders attended NCA camp in Lagrange, Georgia June 16th-19th. While at camp, they learned and performed new material and received awards as a team and as individuals. They are coached by Amanda Fuller and Taylor Chapman.
As a team, they received superior blue ribbons for every evaluation. This is given to teams that display strong technique and lead the crowd well. They also earned the spirit stick each day for showing sincere spirit and enthusiasm. They received certificates for technical excellence in stunts, jumps and safe stunting. They were also selected by other teams at camp to be given the Herkie Team Award for demonstrating all the qualities of an ideal team. In the final day competitions, they won the Top Team Cheer Trophy for performing with the best cheerleading technique, skill incorporation and performance ability.
As individuals, our team had 14 cheerleaders nominated to try out for the All-American team. These individuals are selected by NCA instructors for displaying superior cheerleading techniques. The All-American nominees are Hannah Trapp, Morgan Walker, Carlee West, Reese Williams, Ellie Dillard, Ally Fuller, Chloe Lawson, Jade Mabe, Elaina Turner, Annabella Dakas, Madeline Martin, Deanna Agee, Lily McDerman and Addyson Swisher. Five members of our team were selected for the NCA All-American team based on their score in the All-American tryouts, judged by the NCA staff. They are Carlee West, Ellie Dillard, Ally Fuller, Deanna Agee and Lily McDerman. This prestigious award is given to outstanding individuals who exemplify the best cheerleading skills. Lily McDerman was awarded the Top All-American medal for earning the highest score in All-American tryouts. Annabella Dakas was selected by the staff to receive the Pin It Forward award. This award is given to individuals that have great spirit and enthusiasm. They are each given two pins so they can give one to a member of another team that stands out to them. Carlee West and Ally Fuller received pins from members of other teams. In addition to this, all four of our seniors were invited to try out for NCA staff.