CHAPIN, S.C. — After winning the South Carolina High School League 5A Cheer Championship, these Chapin High School cheerleaders are helping little ones to follow in their footsteps.
Camp organizer and Chapin cheerleading coach Vicki Williams told us, "This to them is so important. I tell them everything they say is magnified so they have to be role models for these little ones. They want to love them they want to hug on them. I mean, its great to win state, but this is more rewarding.”
The camp had around 180 girls attend last year and this year numbers went up with around 280 girls between the ages of 3 and 10. The girls learned cheers, dances, made crafts, and had an all-around fun summer experience with the Chapin High cheerleaders leading them.
“Its kind of crazy because when I came here as a kid I looked up to all the older girls so much. I thought they were like super heroes... like angels," remembers senior varsity cheerleader Mary Grace Galloway, "and now that I am one of those girls, it’s crazy thinking that those girls might think that about us. So we have to set a really good example.”
“To see them cheer its so much fun, just to see them having a good time and loving the camp like we did as kids," says Ashley Miller, another varsity cheerleader.
The camp ends tomorrow with a full performance for all of their parents.
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