The Macon East Academy Varsity and JV Cheerleading squads attended the AISA East UCA cheer camp the week of July 10-13 at Huntingdon College. The week began with home pom competition where the squads performed a routine they had perfected throughout summer practice. Both squads worked tirelessly during the week learning new cheers, chants, and sideline dances. Ten MEA cheerleaders were selected as UCA All-Americans and will have the opportunity to participate in the Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade or the London New Year’s Day Parade. Kayla Boroff, Isabella Fagan, Annslie Gourlay, Spencer Lindemood, Caitlin Martin, Taylor Anne Surles, Anne Auston Wright (Varsity), Georgia Blaze, Breann Morrison, and Mary Hunter Wright (JV) were honored as All-Americans. On Thursday, the gym was filled to capacity for the final competitions of camp and awards ceremony. Macon East Varsity received 1st place for the Xtreme Routine, 3rd for Home Pom, and 3rd for Sideline Cheer. The JV squad was awarded 2nd place in Xtreme Routine. UCA Pin It Forward recipients were Georgia Blaze, Spencer Lindemood, and Mary Hunter Wright. The Pin It Forward Award is given to cheerleaders who show outstanding leadership, communication, and maturity at camp. These cheerleaders go above and beyond to help their team. In turn, these girls had the opportunity to award this honor to cheerleaders from other schools the next day. The Macon East cheer squads, under the leadership of coach Erica Hammonds, had an outstanding week at UCA camp and are looking forward to a great season leading the Knights.