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Varsity Cheerleaders Win First Place at Camp

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Congratulations to our Varsity Cheerleading squad for an amazing performance at a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp at Clemson University! Our Fighting Eagles Cheerleaders won first place in the Rally Routine Championship and first place in the Game Day Championship for their division. Because of these first place finishes, they are invited to perform at the Citrus Bowl with other teams from this region.

Rachel Jackson and Grace Nason were named All-American cheerleaders and will have an opportunity to participate in the New Year’s Day Parade in London. Captain Sarah Spivey was honored during the “Pin It Forward” Ceremony for her leadership as recognized by fellow cheerleaders from other schools.

The Varsity Cheerleaders attended the UCA camp at Clemson from July 30 - August 2 where they worked on new cheers, dances, and improving stunting technique. They learned various new stunts from full ups to full downs and pyramid transitions. During evening team meetings, they set individual as well as team goals and determined strategies for reaching these goals. The team goals that they are the most focused on is student participation at football games and school unity.

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PCA Choirs Have A Superior Day At Carowinds!

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On Thursday, May 3rd the PCA 7th & 8th grade Middle and High School Choirs participated in the Carowinds Festival of Music. Accompanied by pianist and parent, Amy Wheeler, the 56 member middle school choir sang two challenging selections, "Pie Jesu" and "Soon I Will Be Done", featuring 8th grade soloist, Anna Scott Nutall. During the performance, three well respected musicians and judges made comments and gave a final rating of SUPERIOR to the Choir. Students celebrated their success with shouts of excitement as all of the months of hard work had paid off!

Likewise, the High School Vocal Ensemble performed two challenging pieces, "Mojuba" and "The Lord Bless You and Keep You." "Mojuba was very special to the students. This song was selected after Bulus, a guest student from Nigera, made a tremendous impact on the PCA choir class. His stories about his life in Nigeria encouraged them to study music from his country. "This was one of our favorite pieces," said Choir Director Kathy Thames. The PCA High School Band lent their musical talents to the performance by playing the African percussion accompaniment. The Vocal Ensemble received an overall rating of EXCELLENT with one Superior rating and additional Superior comments.

It was an amazing experience according to Mrs. Thames, "I am extremely proud of all of our students! They all performed with such excellence and we had a fun and memorable day in the Carowinds Park! Beautiful music, beautiful weather, beautiful friends...it doesn't get much better!"

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