Local high school students selected for All-American cheerleader team

Saturday, August 22, 2015
From left, Mountain Home High School cheerleaders Devin Kuntz, Candice Sanders and Anthony Humphus pose for a group photo following their selection for the All-American Team earlier this month.

Three cheerleaders from Mountain Home High School earned the opportunity to perform in London following their selection to the All-American Team.

Devin Kuntz, Candice Sanders and Anthony Humphus, who started their junior year at the high school on Monday, made the team following their participation in a stunt camp hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association at Boise State University earlier this month.

The teens were among the member of the Tigers cheerleading squad attending the event, where they learned an entire routine consisting of a dance, a cheer and multiple stunt sequences, including pyramids. The high school team earned superior evaluations at the camp along with the most improved and most traditional honors.

While at the stunt camp, Sanders, Kuntz and Humphus then tried out and were accepted for the All American team. This team normally attends the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York or Dallas.

However, the students were offered a greater honor following their selection to travel to London and perform in the New Year's parade there, according to members of the Mountain Home High School cheerleading squad.

This is the first time in years that anyone from Mountain Home has made the All American team, members of the cheerleading team added. The chance to travel to London represents a "wonderful opportunity for these three" teens.

To participate in this month's stunt camp, members of the high school team volunteered their time and held fundraisers throughout the summer to pay for their uniforms, supplies and camp.

"Now their goal has gotten much larger in hopes of participating in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," team members said.

The three teens need to raise enough money to make an initial deposit by Sept. 4. Those interested in helping the team can make a donation online at www.gofundme.com/takeustolondon.

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