Local Teens Represent Atlanta High School at CheerHawaii USA
On June 21-28, three upcoming Atlanta Varsity Cheer seniors, Mallory McClure, Rebecca Rinehart and Hannah Wicks participated in the 17th Annual CheerHawaii USA Invitational camp on the Island of Oahu at the University of Hawaii campus.
Camp participants are selected to attend based upon their leadership qualities, cheer skill, positive attitude, ability to work well with others, academics and coach’s recommendation. The camp is a unique camp that offers the opportunity to learn from some of the best collegiate cheer coaches in the nation. It included workout sessions learning new cheers, dances and stunts as well as classroom sessions on leadership skills, personal development, and collegiate cheerleading expectations.
“I want to cheer in college, so learning new stunts with collegiate cheerleaders from Penn State was a highlight of the camp for me,” said Rinehart.
The camp also included opportunities to experience the Hawaiian culture. Some of the experiences included visiting the Pearl Harbor Arizona Memorial, learning to paddle canoe, dancing the hula, and attending the Polynesian Cultural Center.
According to Wicks, “CheerHawaii was the most amazing experience. The atmosphere created by the staff was so open and loving. The camp not only bettered me as a cheerleader, but also as a person.”
After spending a week with cheerleaders from all over the nation, each participant developed lasting memories.
McClure commented, “My experience at CheerHawaii was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I will forever cherish the friendships I made and the memories will last a lifetime. I am honored that I was chosen to represent Atlanta, and work with such a talented group of athletes and coaches from all over the United States.”