Swain Varsity Cheerleaders Ashton Turbyfill and Amorie Gunter, an EBCI tribal member, traveled to New York City on Saturday, Nov. 17 to begin practice for their performance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They were given this opportunity to perform with other cheerleaders and dance team members by qualifying at camp this past summer. Cheerleaders and dancers from across the country are invited to perform a nationally televised, showcased performance live on NBC each Thanksgiving in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the most celebrated parades in the world.
Outstanding cheerleaders and dancers from Universal Cheerleaders Association, Universal Dance Association, National Cheerleaders Association, National Dance Alliance and United Spirit Association include team captains and standout performers who attended summer camp.
The group is spending this week in New York City sightseeing and rehearsing for their performance on Thanksgiving Day.
This year’s cheerleaders and dancers will show their spirit along the streets of Manhattan from Central Park West and 78th Street down to 34th and Seventh Avenue. The parade culminates in Herald Square with a televised performance of the spirited routine they have spent the week rehearsing.
– Toby Burrell, SCHS