LAHS Cheerleaders Allyson Harbert, Megan Martinez and Sophia Sisneros have been selected as All-Americans and will represent Varsity Spirit in the London New Year’s Day Parade in London, England. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos High School (LAHS) has announced that three Varsity Cheerleaders, senior Megan Martinez and freshmen Allyson Harbert and Sophia Sisneros have been selected as All-Americans.
The trio 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 Dec. 26, 2022 to Jan. 3, 2023 in the London New Year’s Day Parade in London, England.
Cheerleaders, dancers and drum majors invited to perform in the London New Year’s Day 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, dance, or drum major 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).
Los Alamos Topper Cheerleaders attended a UCA Camp at University of Colorado in Colorado Springs July 11-14 where Harbert, Martinez and Sisneros and been selected as All-Americans, and will represent Varsity Spirit in the London New Year’s Day Parade in London, England.
Only the top 12 percent of the cheerleaders and dancers from Varsity Spirit camps earn the chance to participate in a performance of this caliber.
“It is such an honor to have been chosen as an All-American! We are looking forward to representing Los Alamos and the United States,” they said. “Thank you so much to our family, friends, and community for all your support.”
Varsity Spirit President Bill Seely said, “We are thrilled to be back participating in the London New Year’s Day Parade, and that these excellent athletes will have the chance to perform and experience our Special Events abroad. We are honored to provide them a one-of-a-kind opportunity, where they will meet and connect with cheerleaders, dancers, and drum majors from across the United States, as well as be a part of an international and historical parade experience.”
Harbert, Martinez and Sisneros will perform with Varsity Spirit All-Americans in an exclusive performance on Piccadilly. Since its inaugural parade in 1987, the London New Year’s Day Parade attracts more than 10,000 participants from the USA, UK, Europe and beyond to delight a street audience of more than 500,000 and TV audience reaching more than 500,000,000 annually.
“We are extremely proud of Allyson, Megan and Sophia,” LAHS Cheer Coach Lauren Sandoval said. “This is a once in a lifetime experience that they will never forget.”
Besides being able to perform in a world-renowned parade, athletes will have the opportunity to meet cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. and enjoy a memorable trip to one of the world’s most popular cities.
The Varsity Spirit All-American program is celebrating more than 30 years of honoring camp standouts. For more information, visit London New Year’s Day Parade.
About Varsity Spirit
Memphis-based Varsity Spirit, the driving force behind cheerleading’s dynamic transformation into the high-energy, athletic activity it is today, is the leading global source for all things spirit, including cheerleading, dance team and performing arts. A division of Varsity Brands, Varsity Spirit is a leader in uniform innovation, as well as educational camps, clinics and competitions, impacting more than a million athletes each year. Focused on safety, entertainment and leadership, Varsity Spirit’s employees have been dedicated to celebrating spirit through its brands since 1974. For more information about Varsity Spirit or Varsity Brands, visit varsity.com or varsitybrands.com.
Harbert, Martinez and Sisneros will be fundraising to help with costs of the trip. To donate, contact Coach Sandoval at firstname.lastname@example.org.