Local Cheerleaders to Perform in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

Kaila Yi and Sophia Ordubegian from Crescenta Valley High School are among more than 600 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country who will represent the camp brands of varsity spirit in the Varsity Spirit Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii from Dec. 4-8. 

The individuals invited to perform are part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during varsity spirit summer camps across the country. All Americans are selected via tryout based on either superior cheerleading or dance skills at camps operated by United Spirit Association (USA). Only the top 10% of the cheerleaders and dancers from varsity spirit camps earn the chance to march in a holiday parade of this caliber.  

Yi and Ordubegian will perform with the Varsity Spirit All-Americans in an exclusive performance prior to the opening ceremony of the parade and then be a part of the parade before thousands of fans lining the streets of Waikiki Beach. This trip marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The parade theme is “Remembering the past and celebrating our future.” American veterans and their families will be honored while recognition given that once bitter enemies can become loyal friends and allies.  

In addition to being able to perform for national heroes, athletes will have the opportunity to meet cheerleaders and dancers from across that nation and enjoy a memorable trip to the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the USS Missouri Battleship.  

Head captain Yi and co-captain Ordubegian are four-year members of the varsity pep flags team and are graduating seniors. They led their team to first place as national champions while they maintained a GPA of above 4.0. They will be the only representatives from Crescenta Valley High School and the Glendale Unified School District. They will tour Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri. Connecting with over 600 cheerleaders from all over the country will also be a highlight for them.  

For more information, visit www.varsity.com or contact John Calitri at (800) 238-0286 or jcalitri@varsity.com.