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Yorktown Cheerleaders Recognized As All-Americans

Many Yorktown cheerleaders were recognized as All-Americans by the Universal Cheerleaders Association.
Many Yorktown cheerleaders were recognized as All-Americans by the Universal Cheerleaders Association. Photo Credit: contributed

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Universal Cheerleading Association recently held a camp at Yorktown's Mildred E. Strang Middle School, and many Yorktown students were recognized as UCA All-Americans for their grade.

UCA instructors conducted the camp.

The Yorktown cheerleaders who got this recognition include, in the front row, from left, juniors Aja O'Briskie, Sienna Giorgio and Lindsay Baker; senior Claudia Cappa; junior Kristin Petinatto; senior Julianne Statler; and freshman Alyson Giorgio.

The All-Americans in the back row, from the left, are sophomore Julianne Strauss; freshmen Juliana Poggioreal and Erin Dahlke; sophomore Elise Palumbo; freshmen Ashley Drake, Julia Santini and Ciara Morabito; sophomore Nikki Lupinacci; juniors Francesca Altamari and Kaeleigh Aulicino; senior Grader Taryn Tropea; and freshman Heidi Lajqi.

Nicole McKinlay, a senior, also received recogniton.

Recipients of these awards are also invited to UCA events. The 10th- through 12th-grade All-Americans are invited to participate on the UCA London Tour in December. The ninth-grade recipients are invited to participate with the UCA during the Thanksgiving parade in Philadelphia.

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