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Edgar performs in Thanksgiving Day parade

Fort Dale Academy’s Meagan Edgar represented Varsity Spirit in the 2015 Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. (Submitted)

Fort Dale Academy’s Meagan Edgar represented Varsity Spirit in the 2015 Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. (Submitted)

Meagan Edgar from Fort Dale Academy was one of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that represented Varsity Spirit in the 2015 Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

The individuals invited to perform in the parade 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 Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and Universal Dance Association (UDA).  Only the top 12 percent of the cheerleaders and dancers from UCA and UDA camps earn the chance to march in a holiday parade of this caliber.

Edgar performed with the Varsity Spirit All-Americans in a pre-parade performance through Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park on Thanksgiving Day.  Besides enjoying a sunny trip to Orlando, All-Americans had the opportunity to enjoy a magical holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort parks.

“This was an amazing experience,” said Edgar. “I am so glad I was chosen, and that I was able to share it with my family. I met a lot of new friends and had a wonderful time.”

Five junior varsity dancers and three varsity dancers were selected as UDA All-Americans at camp this summer at Auburn University.  Sydni Bowers, Meagan Edgar, Xada Ingram, Hannah Jayroe and Kimball Nall were selected from the junior varsity team.  Jennifer Grace Arnold, Lynn Choi and Jessica Little were selected from the varsity team.

The Varsity All-American program is celebrating its 29th year of choosing camp standouts.