Posted: September 12, 2022 / 03:24 PM CDT
Updated: Sep 12, 2022 / 04:13 PM CDT
MERCEDES, Texas (ValleyCentral) – The Mercedes High School cheerleaders will represent Varsity Spirit in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Hawaii this December.
Kalynn Serna, a Mercedes High School senior and All-American cheerleader, is part of a select group based on outstanding cheerleading skills, dance and leaders. All American titles are awarded at camps run by the Universal Cheerleaders Association, Universal Dance Association, National Cheerleaders Association, National Dance Alliance, United Spirit Association or Urban Cheerleading Experience.
Serna earned her All-American title in July at the National Cheer Association camp at the University of Texas San Antonio. Only the top 12% of cheerleaders and dancers from Varsity Spirit camps get the opportunity to participate in an event like this.
“We are excited that these great players will have the opportunity to perform and experience our special events in Honolulu, HI,” said Bill Seely, President of Varsity Spirit. “We are honored to provide them with a unique opportunity, where they will meet and network with leading entertainers and dancers from around the country. as a whole, as well as part of a meaningful presentation of the poem that represents the history of our nation.”
Serna will be the first varsity cheerleader from Mercedes to represent Mercedes High School at the NCA All-American event. The title comes as a great honor for Serna because he overcame a back injury that almost ended his career in his 8th year.
“I am very grateful that I am still happy after I had a back injury in the 8th grade, which my doctors thought I would never be able to enjoy a normal life,” he said. said. “But, I proved a lot of people wrong and my absolute determination allowed me to continue living my dream and have this amazing achievement.”
He will perform with the Varsity Spirit All-Americans before the show and be part of the parade in front of thousands of fans on Waikiki Beach. The parade commemorates the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
“I look forward to participating in this special ceremony and I am grateful to represent my village and my school,” said Serna.
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