Harrison Central High School cheerleaders Kaitlynn Kinsey and Kennedi Kulow will be traveling to Honolulu, Oahu, this summer to participate in CheerHawaii, a camp that prepares high school cheerleaders for collegiate level cheerleading.
The two were selected out of hundreds of candidates from all over the United States to participate in the program that will be held June 28 through July 5 on the University of Hawaii's campus.
More than 700 cheerleaders were nominated with only 100 chosen to participate.
The camp will include instruction by some of the nation's top college coaches, including schools such as Penn State, Texas Tech, the University of South Florida, the University of Arizona and UCLA.
"This opportunity is one of the most prestigious in the cheering industry. It is very rare to get a head start in the world of collegiate cheer, and these two young ladies are truly deserving of this honor," said Ashley Baur, head coach. "As a coach, I could not be prouder - they have worked hard for this accomplishment and continue to make vast improvements in their cheer abilities year after year. I wish them the best of luck and know that they will make an excellent name for Harrison Central."
Kinsey and Kulow will be juniors in the 2012-13 school year and are members of the varsity football and basketball squads as well as the competition team at HCHS. They have been cheerleading for the school for the past four years and are first-year varsity letterman.