Clinic participants learn cheer routines

Published 4:12 pm Friday, July 10, 2009

Some 55 3- through 11-year-old girls learned the latest cheers, chants, dances and tumbling routines during the annual Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Bainbridge Leisure Services Department Cheerleading Clinic at the Decatur County Memorial Coliseum.

Instructors were the award-winning Bainbridge High School varsity cheerleading squad, coached by Sheri Dunn-Ulm and Lauren Turner.

The camp ended Friday morning with the girls putting on a performance of what they had learned for their parents.

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Coach Dunn-Ulm said the performance in front of their parents is always the clinic highlight for the girls.

“You are in for a treat,” she told the parents prior to the final performances. “The girls really put a lot of enthusiasm into their routines, and I know you will enjoy them.”

Many girls who participated in the clinic through the years have gone on to become middle school and Bainbridge High School cheerleaders.

Leading the instruction were senior cheerleader captains Kenzi Harrison and Emily Newsome, senior co-captain Latori Williams senior Leanna Flowers and junior co-captain Chelsey Bryant.

Also instructing were juniors Tiandria Burke, Ivy Heard, Allison Kelley, sophomores Michael Lindley Jones, Charlton Reynolds, Morgan Rogers and Tara Smith.

Freshmen instructors were Jalyn Harrison, Maddie McIntosh, Katie Faythe Roland, Searcy Smith and Aubrey Weaver.