Ben Franklin cheerleaders recently attended the Universal Cheerleaders Association Summer Camp where they took home the gold ribbon in Superior Standing in the Home and gold ribbon in Superior Standing Overall.
Other individual awards were as follows:
Alyn Wallace was recognized with the Pin It Forward Award by a UCA staff member. This award recognizes, leadership, commitment, kindness, spirit, motivation and dedication.
Tyla Cobette and Sherrione Smoot were finalists in the "Jump Off’ contest. Alyn Wallace, Tyla Cobette and Sherrione Smoot were selected as “All American Cheerleaders” where each were recognized with a medallion and an opportunity to participate in the London New Year’s Day parade and festivities. Alyn Wallace, Tyla Cobette, Rowan Stewart, and Sherrione Smoot each were awarded a Camp Star Pin for trying out for All American. Alyn Wallace and Tyla Cobette were both recognized as Senior Captains of their team and have the opportunity to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
On the final day of the camp, the Franklin cheerleaders participated in the Xtreme Routine Competition and finished second! They also participated in the "Game Day Championship Competition" where they won 2nd place in the sideline category, 2nd place in the band chant and 1st place in the time-out cheer category.
Two Benjamin Franklin students also participated in the mascot portion of the cheerleading camp. Jessica Foy and Laura Fairbanks proudly represented the school where they took home multiple honors. Jessica received the Red Excellent Ribbon, Blue Superior Ribbon, Blue Superior for the Mascot “Jump Off” and 1st place Superior and trophy in the High School Division. Laura received the Red Excellent Ribbon, Blue Superior Ribbon, White outstanding Ribbon and the “Most Improved" award.
Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans’ most outstanding public charter school, has been preparing students for success through academic achievement since it was founded in 1957. Consistently ranked as a “top public high school in the nation” by U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and Business Week, Franklin has received the highest School Performance Score in Louisiana, making it the #1 public school in the state, year after year. Franklin is repeatedly named a National Blue Ribbon School, producing Presidential and National Merit scholars each year. The exceptional students, faculty and staff of Benjamin Franklin High School are the best of New Orleans.