JSerra Pep Squad Brings Home Top Honors

IMG_0248The 2013/14 JSerra Pep Squad recently returned from USA Camp in Anaheim earning numerous awards.  During the closing ceremonies the girls and parents were thrilled to hear JSerra’s name called out for the prestigious awards.

“This year’s camp experience was remarkable. I had more fun with the girls than I have ever had and we grew so much together. All teams winning superior ribbons was such a blessing but I think the best part was the memories we made together. It was the perfect way to start off my senior year with such a great group of girls and I will cherish it forever,” said Layla Nasr, Varsity Captain.

IMG_0196The 48-member Pep Squad has been working extremely hard to prepare for camp and their dedication paid off.  For the first time in JSerra history the Pep Squad brought home this amount of awards.   The girls are excited to start the school year and bring their award-winning attitude back to JSerra.

“This year’s camp experience was the most memorable out of all my four years throughout high school. I was blessed with the opportunity to lead the song team as captain this year and I couldn’t be more proud of us four girls. We accomplished the unthinkable.  I couldn’t ask for a better, more hard-working squad of girls. It was truly a great way to walk out of my last high school cheer camp,” said Gianna Sciortino, Varsity Song Captain.

Below is a list of awards and their recipients:

– All Pep Squad – Superior Award for their Home Routine Performance earning them a chance to cheer at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii

– Varsity Cheer/Mascot/JV Cheer/Freshman Cheer – Spirit Award

– Varsity Song – Spirit Award

– All Pep Squad – Awarded the prestigious final Spirit Award of camp

– Freshman Cheer – Superior Game Time Evaluation Award

– JV Cheer – Superior Game Time Evaluation Award

– Varsity Cheer/Mascot/Song – Superior Game Time Evaluation Award

– Varsity Song – Superior Group Routine Evaluation Award

– Varsity Song – Four Superior Individual Routine Evaluations (all members)

– Annie Pfost,  Brianna Porrello, Gianna Sciortino, Francesca Bacino  – Received “Pin It Forward” recognition for being standout role models

– Varsity Song- Coveted Unity Award voted on by the other teams

– Dominique Dueker, Annie Pfost, Gianna Sciortino, Gemma Hartigan, Avrial Barretto, Amber Salas, Lia Dueker  –  Out of 200 competitors these 7 girls were named to the All American Team earning  an invitation to visit London for a parade celebrating their excellence!

– A big congratulations to Fran Bacino, Dominique Dueker, Gianna Sciortino and Annie Pfost who were invited to audition to become USA staff members this spring.