Two all-star cheerleading squads from Eastern Tumble and Cheer in Havelock recently placed at a competition in Greensboro and have qualified for a national competition next year at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
The level 2 team in the junior age division for ages 14 and under took first place in its division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Carolina Championship held at the Greensboro Coliseum. Meanwhile, the mini-level 1 team from ETC finished in third place.
With the finishes, the cheerleaders qualified for the UCA national championship competition scheduled for March at Disney World.
Members of the two teams include, Alyssa Wallace, Phoebe Singh, Alyssa Brashear, Neriah Chadwick, Hannah Carney, Haley Braun, Britnie White, Lizzie Hargett, Rhiannon Tate, Tyra Cunningham, Sam Sanchez, Tayah Walker, Justin Sabdo, Chalein Ponder, Abrielle LaPalm, Emily Anderson, Kayla Brashear, Jordan Bartell, Emily Keith, Kendall Breckenridge, Aurora Wylie, Analeigh Grumbein, and Journi Ponder.
Eastern Tumble and Cheer is looking for sponsors to help offset the costs of the trip. For more information, call 652-7540 or go online to www.easterntumble.com.