For the first time in the history of Champlain Valley Union High School, senior All American Cheerleader Sarah Gerry, was among over 1,500 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. who performed in the world famous London New Year’s Day Parade.
The individuals invited to perform in the parade qualified for the trip after being selected as an All American at one of the summer camps hosted by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), United Spirit Association (USA), Universal Dance Association (UDA), and National Dance Alliance (NDA). All Americans are selected to try out based on superior cheerleading skills at camps across the country.
“This is the 26th year we’ve been able to bring talented cheerleaders to London, where they can showcase their skills to a very enthusiastic international audience,” says Mike Fultz, the Varsity International Event Coordinator.
Gerry noted, “I was extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this international event! It was a lofty goal to reach, but I had made up my mind early on that I would do whatever it took to get there. My coaches, Michelle Filardi and Susan Delisle, as well as my teammates, family, and friends have supported me along the way and I am really proud to be representing CVU and the State of Vermont. I hope to continue my cheerleading career next fall when I enter college to study criminal justice.”