NEWS: Law Cheerleaders Travel To London For New Year’s

cheerleaders londonBy Hayley Soulier – Sports Editor

It’s not often that a group of high school students gets the opportunity to travel to a foreign country to do what they love.

But eight Jonathan Law cheerleaders recently had that opportunity.

Seniors Miranda Edson and Abbey Krupienski, junior Christina Mazzeo and sophomores Darby Hudd, Morgan Colombo, Barbara Perugini, Annalyse DeLucca, and Ming-Yeah Hu went to London, England, recently to cheer in the London New Year’s Day Parade.

“The main purpose of the trip was to cheer in the New Year’s Day parade, but we got to do a lot of touring around London,” Hudd said.

The seven attended a cheer camp this summer run by the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA). At the camp they had the opportunity to try out for “All-American” and they were selected.

“We had an assigned dance, cheer and two jumps,” Hudd said. “The UCA staff judged us on that.”

They were in London from December 26 to January 2.

“We saw Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, rode on the London Eye, went to Windsor Castle and did some shopping,” Hudd said. “They even had some nights planned for us, one night we went on a disco cruise and danced all night on the Thames Rives and on another night we saw a musical.”

They performed along with 10,000 other performers in the parade and cheered past Berkeley Square, Big Ben, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and The Ritz Hotel.

“The highlight of my trip was definitely to spend a week in a foreign country with a few of my teammates and close friends and getting to see a different culture and meeting new people,” Mazzeo said.

Aside from cheering in the parade, they had the chance to visit many famous places in London and meet new people.

“I got a lot out of this trip. I learned so much about the British culture, their history and their traditions,” Edson said. “We got to experience how they live day to day, as well as do the one thing we all love, cheerleading.”

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