Local cheerleaders perform in Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Honolulu Hawaii

Posted 12/6/21

Kimberly Hernandez and Haylee O’Bannon from LaBelle High School  are two of more than 600 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the countrywho are representing the camp brands …

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Local cheerleaders perform in Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Honolulu Hawaii

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Kimberly Hernandez and Haylee O’Bannon from LaBelle High School  are two of more than 600 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the countrywho are representing the camp brands of Varsity Spirit in the Varsity Spirit Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Honolulu, HI from Dec. 4-8, 2021.

The individuals invited to perform are part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as AllAmericans during Varsity Spirit summer camps across the country. All Americans are selected via tryout based on either superior cheerleading or dance skills at camps operated by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA),
Universal Dance Association (UDA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), National Dance Alliance (NDA), United Spirit Association (USA) or Urban Cheerleading Experience (UCE). Only the top 10% of the cheerleaders and dancers from Varsity Spirit camps earn the chance to march in a holiday parade of this caliber.

Kimberly and Haylee performed with the Varsity Spirit All-Americans in an exclusive performance prior to the opening ceremony of the parade and then were a part of the parade before thousands of fans lining the streets of Waikiki Beach.

This trip marks the 80th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The parade theme was "remembering the past and celebrating our future." We honor our veterans and their families while recognizing that once bitter enemies can become loyal friends and allies. Besides being able to perform for true national heroes, athletes have the opportunity to meet cheerleaders and dancers from across that nation and enjoy a memorable trip to the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the USS Missouri Battleship.

They are both excited about this once in a lifetime experience. They would like to thank everyone that helped them reach their goal.

 The Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade Committee has been commissioned to organize the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, commemorating the anniversary of the invasion of Pearl Harbor each year on December 7th. The Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade is proclaimed by the Mayor of
Honolulu as the "Official Public Event Marking the Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor".

For more information about the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade visit www.pearlharborparade.org.

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