Storm All-Star Cheerleaders, based out of Lehighton, attended a National Cheerleading competition in Ocean City, Md. April 4-5.
Storm had three teams participate in the competition. The Flurries, a Tiny level 1 team consisting of girls ages 3-5, and Thunder, a Youth level 1 team consisting of girls age 12 and under, were both named National Champions.
Lightning, a Junior level 2 team consisting of girls 14 and under, placed second. The National Champions received a National Champion bag and all three teams received trophies.
Storm All-Star cheerleaders start practicing in September and compete in at least six competitions throughout the region.
This year's competitions included: Battle in the 'Burg, Harrisburg; Patriot Pride, Bethlehem; Winter Blast, Emmitsburg, Md.; Shamrock Showcase, Shamokin; Reach the Beach, Ocean City, Md.; and Battle of the States, Hershey.
Storm cheerleaders have earned six first place awards, three second place awards, two third place awards, a Grand Champion award and Best Dance award.
All-star cheerleading is a competitive sport that includes cheerleaders of all ages and skill levels who perform a two minute and thirty second routine consisting of tumbling, stunting and dance.
Storm All-Star is looking to form a Senior team with cheerleaders 18 and under, as well as continuing to grow its Tiny, Youth and Junior teams.
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, contact Marybeth Long at (610) 462-1566, or go to Storm All-Stars on Facebook.