NSA cheerleader receives award as All-American

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Staff report

Jamie Howell, a rising junior at Nansemond-Suffolk Aca-demy (NSA), recently attended a cheerleading camp in Blacks-burg, sponsored by the National Cheerleading Association (NC-A), considered by many to be the premier cheerleading organization in this country.

All of the varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders at NSA attended the camp.

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Out of some 250 participants, approximately 130 girls were nominated for the All-American award.

Howell was one of less than 25 participants to receive the designation.

Howell is a member of the NSA varsity cheerleading team, the reigning TCIS champions.

She is also an all-star cheerleader with the Senior Silver squad of American Cheer Elite (ACE).

Four of her Senior Silver teammates, all from Va. Beach, were also selected as NCA All-Americans.

Howell’s ACE squad is the reigning Tidewater Cheerlead-ing Association (TCA) champion, the reigning State of Virginia Champion, and reigning World Spirit Federation national champion.

In May, Howell was selected to be included in the &uot;Who’s Who&uot; of cheerleading by the United States Achievement Academy for the second consecutive year.