Kaley Nicosia, left, and Ashlyn Cadle
Kaley Nicosia: Cheerleading
Kaley Nicosia is a sophomore at Roxana High School and is one of only two returning members to the Roxana Varsity cheerleading squad for the 2014-15 school year.
During a Universal Cheerleading Association camp in the Lake of the Ozarks on July 20-22, Nicosia was chosen by UCA to be a part of the All American cheerleading squad to perform in London during a parade in December. Nicosia, along with the Shells’ only senior, Ashlyn Cadle, will make the journey together and represent the United States.
“At first I didn’t think I made it; they pronounced my name wrong and I wasn’t sure they meant me,” Nicosia said. “I wasn’t expecting it at all and I still can’t believe it.”
Ashlyn Cadle: Cheerleading
Ashlyn Cadle is the only senior returning to the Roxana Shells Varsity cheerleading squad and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and love for the sport with her teammates.
Ashlyn attended a Universal Cheerleading Association Cheerleading camp July 20-22 in the Lake of the Ozarks and was awarded the top honor of making the All American Cheer team after an audition. Cheerleaders chosen will leave for London in December to perform and represent our country during a parade.
The UCA All American cheerleader auditions are open for all seniors attending camp, or up to six girls per squad. The UCA camp that Cadle attended had over 70 girls audition for this honor, while only 15 were chosen.
“Ashlyn has always stepped up and has played the role of a leader in our squad,” Roxana Varsity Coach Stephanie Palen said. “I’m extremely proud of her and our new squad.”