Eagles cheerleaders pay a visit to Excel Academy North’s new squad

From Camelot Schools:

Proving that a high school can have a cheerleading team even when there are no school teams to cheer for, girls from Camelot’s Excel Academy North have formed the school’s first ever cheerleading squad.

To celebrate the team’s formation, four cheerleaders from the Philadelphia Eagles visited the school on Bustleton Avenue to share some dancing tips and life advice.

The Eagles cheerleaders talked about the sacrifices required to become successful. One key piece of advice: more practice and less partying.

The Camelot girls talked about their plans to go on to college and shared some of their original routines with the Eagles cheerleaders, who were clearly impressed. The Eagles cheerleaders in turn, showed the Camelot girls some of the dances they perform at Eagles games, including forming the letters in the famous E-A-G-L-E-S chant.

Excel Academy North teacher Allison Lloyd, who coaches the team, says the get- together worked just as planned and that her girls had a day they won’t soon forget.

Without traditional high school teams, the cheerleading squad performs at intermural games and at pep rallies.

 

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.