December 24, 2013
While many Americans will tune into the famous Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, Skyline High School senior Kailin Patterson will be on the other side of the globe, performing in a similar event.
Patterson is one of more than 500 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country chosen to perform in the London New Year’s Day Parade. She was selected as an All-American during a summer camp hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association.
The cheerleaders who are traveling to London represent the top 12 percent of participants in Varsity, a national organizational body for cheer and dance teams. UCA is one of Varsity’s five divisions.