LOCAL HOLY GHOST CHEERLEADERS PERFORMED IN THE PHILADELPHIA THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
Katherine Abdalla and Caroline Durnin from Holy Ghost Catholic School in Hammond, Louisiana were selected along with more than 500 junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. to perform in the 100th Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the nation.
The individuals that were invited to perform in the parade were cheerleading and dance All-Americans selected from Varsity Spirit camps around the country, including camps organized by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), Universal Dance Association (UDA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA).
All-Americans performed alongside massive floats and giant balloons, as well as favorites from the entertainment world as the 2019 Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the heart of historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event was televised in the Philadelphia area and was syndicated throughout the United States.
Katherine & Caroline earned the All-American title via tryout based on superior cheerleading skills. Only the top 10% of the cheerleaders and dancers who attend Varsity Spirit camps in the summer receive this honor and the chance to march in this prestigious holiday parade. The All-American group was in Philadelphia from November 26th through the 29th, practicing their routine and visiting Philadelphia landmarks.
The Varsity Spirit All American program is celebrating over 25 years. For more information, visit www.varsity.com or contact Michelle Edwards at (800) 238-0286, ext. 4532 or email [email protected]