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Riverside scores big over the summer

RESERVE – Riverside Academy moves in to the 2019-2020 school year with several awards and accolades already under its belt. Each summer the cheer, dance, and color guard teams receive invitations to their respective competitive camps at various locations across the state. They are joined by other Louisiana high schools to present their skills and talents while also learning new routines throughout the week. Each team performed successfully bringing home numerous ribbons, trophies, titles and more!

Cheer –

The Riverside Academy cheer squad attended the UCA Cheer Camp with large numbers and new faces. The team is comprised of twelve members: Captain-Jodi Bourgeois, Co-Captain-Reese Harvey, Jade Clement, Jenna Necaise, Jordynn Sam, Makayla Gardner, James Martin, Madison Oubre, Hailey Millet, Dakota Williams, Haley Millet and Rae’lyn DeSoto, Sponsor: Shannon Tregre

The team won the following awards: Banana Spirit Award, Superior in Rally Routine, Superior in Cheer Evaluations, Camp Leadership Award and multiple Spirit Sticks. On Championship Day, the team placed First in both Rally Routine and Sideline then took Second place in Overall Cheer. Two team members, Jodie Bourgeois and James Martin, were named All-American Cheerleaders as well as being nominated for UCA Staff Tryouts. Martin also won the Pin It Forward Award and Top Jumper at camp. And finally, Captain Jodi Bourgeois and Co-Captain Reese Harvey received invitations to the Varsity Spirit Spectacular Parade in Disney World.

Riverside award winning cheer squad.

Southern Sweethearts –

Nine members make up Riverside’s dance team. They are Captain-Madison Tassin, Co-Captain-Gracie Heltz, Co-Captain-Patience Pray, Jaci Remondet, Lexi Heltz, Jaycee Bennett, Christy Louque, Kaylee Oubre and Ariana Pavageau. Sponsors: Kristin Roccaforte and Darryl Clement

The Southern Sweethearts, a consistently strong and successful team, received the following awards: Superior in Home Routine including the Highest Score Award for Home Routine, All Blue Ribbon Awards for Camp Dances, Superior Award for Camp Competition Routine, and First Place for the Camp Competition Dance. Of the nine dancers, five were chosen as All-Stars: Madison Tassin, Gracie Heltz, Patience Pray, Jaci Remondet and Lexie Heltz.

The Sweethearts show off their competition trophies .

Color Guard –

The RA Color Guard team consists of five members: Captain-Amber Hotard, Patricia Bell, Camryn Louque, Taylor Babin, and Emily Duhe. Sponsor: Erin Jung

Although a small group, the team made big waves at this year’s camp receiving Outstanding in Home Routine Performance, Grand Champions of the Camp Taught Routine, Team 110% Award for their efforts during camp, and the Dean’s List for their knowledge and having a great impression on the staff. The entire team was named All-Star Performers with invitations to perform at the Citrus Bowl and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Two members, Amber Hotard and Patricia Bell, received Honor Roll Performer Awards for going above and beyond during each class. And lastly, a solo performance by Camryn Louque was given a Superior rating.

Riverside Academy continues to hold pride in its students and each of their successes in the classroom and beyond.

As always, We are Riverside. We are One.