WADESBORO — The 2023 annual Magic Kingdom Thanksgiving Day parade at Disney World in Florida went on this yr with out a hitch.
Mickey and the gang had been dressed of their vacation most interesting to greet festively dressed princesses and different recognizable characters from the fairy story realm.
Among the many glitz, glamour, and vacation cheer oozing from each nook of the parade route by the park, one exceptional younger girl stood out from the gang. At the moment a sophomore at Anson Excessive College, the spectacular Miss Jada Griffin was chosen to characterize Anson County on the nationwide stage.
Jada was chosen out of a 100 cheerleaders around the globe. Auditioning over the summer season on the Common Cheerleaders Affiliation [UCA] sponsored cheerleading camp, the varsity cheerleader confides, “It felt good to be one of many solely cheerleaders chosen to characterize Anson.”
The UCA was based in 1974 by Jeff Webb and has been turning out well-trained, extremely educated cheerleaders ever since. In line with the organizations website, to be a UCA All American Cheerleader one should audition for the consideration, and as soon as chosen is eligible to obtain invites to take part in particular occasions throughout the nation, such because the Magic Kingdom Thanksgiving Parade.
Her proud mom, Janetta Wall, provides that Jada, “began out the yr on the JV (junior varsity) workforce. Jada transitioned inside this identical yr from JV to Varsity.”
Jada credit a big a part of her success to her Varsity Coach, Kristie McCollum, and her former JV Coach, McKayla Chavis. She believes each girls have been instrumental in serving to her accomplish a lot in a single yr. Jada has been cheerleading for 3 years, although she doesn’t really feel that she’s going to pursue cheerleading in faculty. As a substitute, the younger straight A scholar is targeted on skilled targets with a extra legalistic bent, saying,
“After highschool I intend to concentrate on working in direction of being a lawyer for the navy,” Jada mentioned.
Many relations had been in a position to make the journey to Florida to assist and cheer on the cheerleader in individual. Jada fondly recollects moments spent between the festivities along with her proud mother and father, Tobias and Janetta Wall, exploring the Magic Kingdom.
Along with the reminiscences Jada will at all times treasure of representing her state, county, and hometown nationally, she shares one second that she’s going to at all times keep in mind — “My mom chasing me everywhere in the Magic Kingdom along with her digicam…” Jada recollects. “She didn’t wish to miss videotaping a single second.”
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