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Local cheerleader stands out; selected for parade

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Teagan Blanchard was one of 500 students across the country to be selected for the UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour.
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Teagan Blanchard, a Harris Middle School student, was one of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country who performed in the 2012 UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

The individuals invited to perform in the parade were part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and Universal Dance Association (UDA) summer camps across the country.

All Americans were selected via tryout based on either superior cheerleading or dance skills. Only the top 12 percent of the cheerleaders and dancers from UCA or UDA camps earn the chance to march in a holiday parade of this caliber, according to a release issued by UCA and UDA.

Blanchard performed with the UCA/UDA All-Americans group in the pre-parade at the Magic Kingdom Park on Thanksgiving Day.

The Varsity All-American program is celebrating its 26th year of choosing camp standouts. For more information, visit www.varsity.com or contact Melanie Berry at (800) 238-0286 or mberry@varsityspirit.com.

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