AZ. - Flagstaff High School student Daniell Albert is one of more
than 500 high school cheerleaders and dancers across the U.S. who
will perform in the word famous London New Year's Day parade in
2015. Albert is Hopi and Navajo.
Individuals invited to perform in the parade qualified for the
trip after being selected as an All American by Universal Cheerleaders
Association (UCA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), United
Spirit Association (USA), Universal Dance Association (UDA) and
National Dance Alliance (NDA). All Americans are selected to try
out based on superior cheerleading skills at camps across the country.
Varsity has put on camps since 1974. Since then, they have been
leading the way by combing high-energy entertainment with traditional
school leadership. Each year Varsity Brands trains over 325,000
cheerleaders at more than 5,000 camp sessions.
Only the top 12 percent of the cheerleaders who attend varsity
summer camps earn the chance to march in the holiday parade. In
addition to performing in the London parade, the All Americans will
have the chance to tour London during their seven-day trip.
"This is the 26th year we've been able to bring talented
cheerleaders to London, where they can showcase their skills to
a very enthusiastic international audience," said Mike Fultz,
Varsity International event coordinator.
Albert is of the Parrott/Katsina Clan from the Village of Old
Oraibi, Ariz., on the Hopi reservation. She is the daughter of Lanell
Poseyesva and Dexter Albert of Flagstaff, Arizona. Her grandparents
are Meranda Nutumya of Old Oraibi, Arizona, and Phil Poseyesva of
Second Mesa, Arizona, and Marlene Sandoval of Grants, New Mexico.
Additional information and donations to help Albert attend can
be made at www.gofundme.com/auy194.