Sixteen cheerleaders attend summer camp, Crowston named All-American
Thursday, July 31, 2008
BELLINGHAM - Sixteen Ilwaco High School cheerleaders and Coach Jessica Jansma attended the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Camp at Western Washington University July 9 through 11 in Bellingham. Team awards included superior skills in stunting, game day top team, safety award, national championship bid winner, and spirit stick winner.
Coach Jansma achieved NCA coaches credentialing program status and also won the Herkie Award for “realizing that team unity and learning are the most important parts of camp. Your cheerleaders’ lives will be better for having you in them.” Jansma said, “Throughout camp, individuals are nominated by the NCA staff to tryout to be an All-American Cheerleader. Girls who are nominated perform in front of the entire camp and are scored by the NCA staff.” All-American nominees were Marie Boteilho, Vallori Crowston and Jenna Lee and Crowston was honored as an All-American.
Others who attended the camp were Alyssa Cousineau, Alexis Ferguson, Kelsey Gardner, Kaylie Grunland, Angelina Jackson, Charlotte Johnson, Elleigh Kaino, Erin Kelly, Kady Kirby, Kelsey Madsen, Katie Powell, Paris Spence, and Brooke Weir according to Jansma.