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Lincoln Middle School Cheerleader to Perform in Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 16, 2018

Lincoln Middle School 8th grade cheerleader Amber Garivay has been chosen as one of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that will represent Varsity Spirit in the 2018 Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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), Universal Dance Association (UDA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), or National Dance Alliance (NDA). 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.

Amber Garivay will perform with the Varsity Spirit All-Americans in a one-of-a-kind pre-parade performance through Disney's Magic Kingdom Park on Thanksgiving Day. Besides enjoying a sunny trip to Orlando, All-Americans will have the opportunity to meet cheerleaders and dancers from across the nation and enjoy a magical holiday season at Walt Disney World® Resort parks.

"You will never know what you are capable of until you push yourself," said Amber. "I am honored to get this opportunity to represent my Cheer squad, my school and my City where I live. I am proud to be representing where I come from and thank God above all for this amazing opportunity. Being named an All-American is something I will represent with great honor and to the fullest."

The Varsity All-American program is celebrating more than 30 years of choosing camp standouts. For more information, visit or contact Ian Betti at (800) 238-0286 or

About Varsity Spirit

Memphis-based Varsity Spirit has been a driving force behind cheerleading's dynamic transformation into the high-energy, athletic activity it is today, and the leading global source for all things cheerleading and dance. A division of Varsity Brands, Varsity Spirit is a leader in uniform innovation and educational camps, clinics and competitions, impacting nearly a million athletes each year. Focused on safety, entertainment and traditional school leadership, Varsity Spirit's 5,000 employees have been helping raise cheerleading's influence and profile since 1974. For more information about Varsity Spirit or Varsity Brands, please visit or