EMS cheerleaders to perform in Thanksgiving Day Parade

By on November 25, 2014

Gwen Rearich and Jamie Lanza, from Ephrata Middle School, are two of over 500 junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. who will perform in the 95th annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the nation, on Thursday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Ephrata Middle School cheerleaders Gwen Rearich (left) and Jamie Lanza will perform in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

Ephrata Middle School cheerleaders Gwen Rearich (left) and Jamie Lanza will perform in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

The individuals invited to perform in the parade are cheerleading and dance All Americans selected from Varsity camps around the country, including the camp organized by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA).

All Americans are selected via tryout based on either superior cheerleading or dance skills. Only the top 12 percent of the cheerleaders and dancers who attend Varsity camps earn the chance to march in a holiday spectacular of this caliber.

Gwen and Jamie will be in Philadelphia from November 25 through the 27, practicing their routine, visiting Philadelphia landmarks, and performing with the All-American group in the annual Thanksgiving Day festivities through the heart of historic Philadelphia. The event is televised in the Philadelphia area and on Blue Ridge Cable, Channel 6.

The Varsity All-American program is celebrating its 28th year. For more information, visit www.varsity.com or contact Catherine Morris at (800) 238-0286, ext. 5816 or email cmorris@varsityspirit.com.

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