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top honors at SMU
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DALLAS–Kemp High School incoming senior Mandy Hibbs received the “Top All-American” award at the National Cheerleaders Association cheer camp at Southern Methodist University July 12-15.
The “Top All-American” award is given to only one cheerleader at the 800-member SMU camp, and qualifies Hibbs, the captain of the KHS varsity cheer squad, to attend either the Fed-Ex Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla., or the Thanksgiving in Paradise in Honolulu.
Hibbs was also invited to try out for the NCA staff, which would include conducting similar camps and judging cheer competitions across the country.
The KHS varsity squad won “Top Team” in the Small Varsity division at the SMU camp, and Hibbs also won the “Captains/Leadership Award.”
Kemp cheerleaders were all nominated as NCA All-American candidates.
Varsity team members include Hibbs, Meagan Lacy, Ashley Chandler, Alicia Jones, Jessica Baker, Jamie Randau, Alyssa Jermigar, Hillary Ables, Kandyce Haynie, Stephanie Rogers and mascot Heather Beauchamp.
In addition, Kemp junior varsity cheerleader Hailey Hall was also named to the All-American team.
A three-time All-American team member, Hibbs has been cheering/tumbling since age 4, and competitively cheers for the Arlington-based Spirit of Texas, where she is a member of their Small Co-Ed Level 5 team.
She trains twice weekly (minimum four hours), and has competed at the USASF World Competition, earning a silver medal and meeting other competitors from around the world.
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