Gainesville Daily Register


January 20, 2014

Scholarship will help girls attend cheer camp

Gainesville — Girls excelling in the Bring Up Grades (B.U.G.) program at the Boys and Girls Club of Cooke County will be attending a Jan. 25  Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders “Camp DCC” at the Gainesville High School gymnasium for free due to their hard work in the classroom and scholarships provided by local establishments including The First State Bank, the Gainesville Kiwanis Club and Landmark Bank.

The organization and two businesses are stepping up to reward the girls for their scholastic achievements by paying the way for 20 deserving girls to attend the cheer camp for girls ages 4-14.  

The camp will feature instruction from the world famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (DCC) who will teach the girls a cheer and dance routine.

The girls will then be able to perform with the DCC for their family and friends at the end of camp.

An autograph signing and photo opportunity with the campers will also be provided at the end of camp.

Karen Estes, director of marketing from First State Bank, Mary Lou Leftwich, president of the Gainesville Kiwanis Club, and Steven Sims, president of Landmark Bank, were on hand Thursday to congratulate the 20 girls who will be attending the camp.

Karen Estes said that it’s important to give back to the community whenever possible.

“We are so glad we are able to help sponsor these girls to attend an event that is so exciting for them,” Estes said. “These girls have worked hard in school and are so deserving.”

Jessica McCary, a 10-year-old student at Robert E. Lee Elementary, was one of the fortunate girls who will attend the camp.

“I am so excited to go to camp and learn a cheer,” she said. “My mom is excited for me too and can’t wait to take a picture of me with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. I hope I can cheer for the Cowboys some day.”

The students selected to attend Camp DCC based on their academic achievements include Vanessa Hubbard, Jayedin Tatum, Cadence Hubbard, Abigail Cochran, Camille Ochoa, Jessica McCary, Markeesha Dean, Michelle Fernandez, Layla Hubbard, Pshylah Kemp, Naomi Ternoir, Timoni Solomon-Miley, Kanisia Haley, Katelyn Haley, Tatyana Rodriguez, Amiya Hillis, Taryn Teafatiller, Jaidyn Schutes, Mariah Moncrief and Amarianna Dickerson.

Camp DCC in Gainesville is being sponsored by Glenn Polk Autoplex.

Registration for the camp is still ongoing. Registration forms can be downloaded at


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