Bogalusa teaches youngsters cheerleading skills

Published 5:06 am Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Bogalusa High School coaches and current cheerleaders held a camp last week and taught youngsters different aspects of cheerleading.

“It was a great camp,” Bogalusa coach Katasha August said. “The kids seemed to really enjoy it.”

Sixty children ages 3-12 participated in the second-year camp. At the clinic, they learned cheers, chants, jumps, stunts, a dance and they did arts and crafts and “fun in the sun” activities. A stunt is when they throw a cheerleader up in the air and catch them.

The campers worked throughout the week learning the different aspects of cheerleading, which culminated in a showcase Friday.

August said she enjoyed the camp.

“I think it was great,” August said. “We had a great turnout of community supporters as well as the parents. The campers did very well.”

Besides August, assistant coach Ashley Peters Levi and Bogalusa High School cheerleaders helped out with the camp.

“We are grateful for the community’s support and the support that Bogalusa High School is receiving,” August said. “The cheerleaders are planning more activities to increase the involvement at Bogalusa High School.”