JSerra Pep Squad Leads in Cheer Competitions

Congratulations to the JSerra Pep Squad earning several outstanding achievements at the Summer Cheerleading and Songleading Camp.  The Elite High School Cheerleading and Songleading Camp was hosted at UC Irvine by United Spirit Association (USA) and encompassed four days of intense cheerleading and songleading training.  With nearly 400 other high school students, the JSerra Pep Squad stood out as one of the top squads.

JSerra earned three overall superior plaques in the varsity cheer, varsity song and freshman/JV cheer categories, for content taught at camp.

In addition to Superior rankings, JSerra also earned the prestigious title of JV Stunt Challenge Winners.  Freshman squad members, Avrial Barretto, Makenzie Beach, Gemma Hartigan, Emma James and Megan Lasken advanced through the semi-final round and won the entire competition.  The  girls competed against over 20 other JV stunt groups to walk away with the Overall Stunt Challenge Title.  They were the only freshman squad to represent in the final round and ended up winning the JV title.

JSerra was also fortunate enough to have two finalists represent in the Dace Star competition, senior Brittany Leland and junior Gianna Sciortino.

On an individual level, JSerra had six semi-finalists out of 50 competitors including JSerra seniors Elle Avery and Rachel Dupont, juniors Annie Pfost and Bri Porrello, and freshmen Miranda Balderas and Makenzie Beach compete in the Spirit Star competition.

Other awards earned over the weekend include:  Overall Spirit Award (Varsity Cheer & Varsity Song, JV Cheer and Freshman Cheer) and Most Improved Squad at Camp (JV Cheer).  For their high achievements, JSerra Pep Squad members were also invited to perform in Hawaii at the Pro Bowl in January, 2013 as well as in London this Winter, 2012.

For more information regarding JSerra Pep Squad, please contact Advisor Sam Shen at sam.shen@jserra.org.