Hinds Community College cheerleaders won superior blue ribbons in four categories at the 2016 Universal Cheerleaders Association College Spirit Camp held July 22-25 at the University of Alabama.
The 18-member Hinds cheer squad swept four areas in competition, winning top honors in the fight song, sideline cheer, sideline chant and gameday overall categories. It marked the team’s first appearance at the annual summer camp in more than 10 years, said Head Cheer Coach Ashley Horne.
“I am extremely proud of this team, being Hinds CC hasn’t stepped foot in a camp in over 10 years,” Horne said. “They went, and not only made a statement but brought home five pieces of hardware and four blue, all-superior ribbons and beat teams that have been to camp every year!”
Hinds’ cheerleaders finished as a top-six team overall among schools that competed. The team also won the association’s Cheer Improvement Award, based on the performance during the camp. Four members were chosen to try out for positions on the UCA staff next summer – Grace Berry, a freshman out of Pearl High School, Ivy DePriest, a freshman out of Northwest Rankin High School, Madison Gregory, out of Vancleave High School, and Alyanna Poole, out of Wayne County High School.