H.L. Bourgeois High School is proud to announce that 5 of its cheerleading members, Chrislyn Duthu, Mackenzie Fanguy, Brea Pellegrin, Dalain Simmons and Zachary DuBois, will represent Varsity Spirit, the global leader in cheerleading, dance team and band apparel, camps and competitions, and a division of Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition, in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Honolulu, HI from December 4-9, 2022.
Cheerleaders and dancers who are invited to perform in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade are part of a select group of All-Americans identified at Varsity Spirit summer camps across the country. All-Americans are based on superior cheerleading or dance skills as well as leadership skills at camps operated by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), Universal Dance Association (UDA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), National Dance Alliance (NDA), United Spirit Association (USA) or Urban Cheerleading Experience (UCE). The H.L. Bourgeois Braves attended UCA Camp at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA on June 20-23, 2022 where they were selected as All-Americans. Only the top 12% of the cheerleaders and dancers from Varsity Spirit camps earn the chance to participate in a performance of this caliber.
“We are thrilled that these excellent athletes will have the chance to perform and experience our Special Events in Honolulu, HI,” said Bill Seely, President of Varsity Spirit. “We are honored to provide them a one-of-a-kind opportunity, where they will meet and connect with cheerleaders and dancers from across the country, as well as be a part of a meaningful parade experience that represents our nation’s history.”
Chrislyn, Mackenzie, Brea, Dalain, and Zachary will perform with Varsity Spirit All-Americans in an exclusive performance prior to the opening ceremony of the parade, and then be a part of the parade before thousands of fans lining the streets of Waikiki Beach. This trip marks the 81st Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The parade theme is “remembering the past and celebrating our future.” We honor our veterans and their families while recognizing that once bitter enemies can become loyal friends and allies.
Besides being able to perform for true national heroes, athletes will have the opportunity to meet cheerleaders and dancers from across that nation and enjoy a memorable trip to the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the USS Missouri Battleship.
They said “We are all very appreciative to be able to have this experience. A special thanks to the people who helped us have this opportunity by supporting our fundraisers and to the businesses who helped by giving us sponsorships. Without their generosity, this trip may not have been possible. We are all looking forward to share this experience in Hawaii together with our teammates and the other All-Americans across the country.”
The Varsity Spirit All-American program is celebrating more than 30 years of honoring camp standouts. For more information, visit Varsity Spirit Pearl Harbor Parade in Hawaii.