Fifty-four campers attended the Indian Cheerleaders Mini-cheer Camp July 23-26 at Alvarado High School. Ages of the cheerleaders ranged from 4 years to sixth grade.

“The girls were taught cheers, chants, jumps, stunts and a cheer dance. With the exception of two girls from Keene, all the girls were from Alvarado. The girls had a lot of fun,” cheerleader coach Dorothy Morton said.

Morton has been a public school teacher since 1978, having taught physical education, health, English and advancement via individual determination.

“The AVID course is very exciting to teach. It is designed for first generation college students. Some students come from low-income or underprivileged families who never had a family member to go on to college. This class prepares these students for college.” Morton said.

Morton and fellow 1974 Alvarado graduate Bobbie Buckley, also a teacher at Alvarado, coached the cheerleaders together.

“It is very fulfilling to work with these girls and preparing them to cheer at games and the girls really enjoy performing big productions at pep rallies,” she said. “The cheerleaders are excited about the new school year and want to invite everyone to come out and support the Indians this year.”