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London Calling: BHS student to be in U.K. parade

Grace Mangrum, a cheerleader at Bogalusa High School, will be one of more than 800 high school cheerleaders from across the United States who will be representing Varsity Spirit in the London New Year’s Day Parade.

The individuals invited to perform in the London celebration are part of the All-American program, selected from Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), Urban Cheerleading Experience (UCE) and National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) at summer camps across the country. All-Americans are chosen based on superior athletic and leadership skills. Only the top 12 percent of athletes who attend camp earn the chance to perform in the holiday spectacular.

“The All-American program is celebrating its 32nd year in 2019, and our talented cheerleaders really enjoy the opportunity to show their skills to a very enthusiastic international audience,” said Mike Fultz, international event coordinator for Varsity Spirit.