The Lake City High School varsity and JV cheerleading programs sponsored a skills camp for the future Panthers cheerleaders.
“As a child, I always looked up to the JV and varsity cheerleaders,” said senior co-captain Emerald McKnight. “Therefore, I know this had to be an amazing experience for our future cheerleaders.”
Girls ages 4-12 came to the Lake City High School gymnasium and were taught cheer fundamentals, basic stunts, band dances, and basketball and football cheers by the current Panthers cheer squad and supervised by coaches Tonia Wilson and Maggie Stroud.
“Today was a great opportunity to reach out and mentor kids in our area. I really enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them,” senior co-captain Amanda Leach said. “They learned so much today and worked extremely hard. I’m excited to see what’s in store in their futures.”
The camp work will be on display at the varsity basketball game on Monday February 6 as the participants will join the squad for in-game cheering and also halftime performances.
Senior co-captain Natalya Salters summed up the day saying, “Cheering is about energy and also patience. Today’s camp was an amazing experience with great kids. I can’t wait for Monday.”
Photos courtesy of Makayla Duarte