Seahawk cheer team receives top honors

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 06:20 PM.

The hard work has paid off.

After two-and-half weeks of intense practice, the South Walton High School Seahawk competitive cheer team brought home several accolades from the NCA Cheer Camp at Florida State University .

The Seahawk cheer team won top team at the camp and also received awards for technical excellence in motions and jumps, spirit stick and a bid to the NCA Nationals.

They also brought home the "Herkie Award" which is voted on by the staff. This award is named after the NCA founder and is awarded to the squad who exemplifies the qualities upon which the NCA was founded — leadership, values and teamwork.

"This is a very hard working group, very disciplined and very enjoyable to be around," said Cheer Coach Ashlee Scarpulla.

The Seahawks were one of seven cheer teams at the FSC camp.

"We were able to get more one-on-one instruction," Scarpulla said. "But we still had some tough competition."

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