Avalon High athlete performs at USA Nationals

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Michelle Rufino, one of the captains of Varsity Cheer Squad at Avalon High School was given the chance of a lifetime last weekend, when she took the stage to perform at USA Nationals.

USA stands for the United Spirit Association and is one of the top professional cheerleading companies in the world.

When the Varsity Cheer team attended their summer training camp in 2014, Michelle was asked to join their All-American cheerleading team, an elite opportunity offered to a select number of individuals throughout the nation.

Michelle Rufino, one of the captains of Varsity Cheer Squad at Avalon High School was given the chance of a lifetime last weekend, when she took the stage to perform at USA Nationals.

USA stands for the United Spirit Association and is one of the top professional cheerleading companies in the world.

When the Varsity Cheer team attended their summer training camp in 2014, Michelle was asked to join their All-American cheerleading team, an elite opportunity offered to a select number of individuals throughout the nation.

With that offer came the chance to perform at one of the most important events in cheerleading-Nationals.

Getting to Nationals is no small feat, and only the best of the best make it.

Michelle Rufino was one of those lucky few.

Surrounded by teams of anxious cheerleaders hoping for a chance to get a championship ring, Michelle and the rest of the All-American team took to the stage for their 2 minutes of fame.

With thousands of faces looking down on them, the lights shinning brightly in their eyes, and cheers of encouragement and support surrounding them, the All-American team performed with the skill and talent of professionals.

After their 2 minutes were up, and they hit their final pose, they cheered their way off of the stage into the hallways to meet up with proud family members and coaches.

Michelle couldn’t be a more deserving candidate for this amazing opportunity.

She has been a cheerleader since middle school, working non-stop to develop her skills and talents.

She’s taught herself skills such as break dancing, tutting, tumbling, and pretty much any other dance or cheer skill you can find on YouTube.

She’s been a captain for three years and led the Varsity Cheer team to become one of the strongest teams Avalon High has ever seen.

She is a cheerleader, in the heart of who she is, and will continue to pursue that passion for as long as she can.

Avalon High athlete performs at USA Nationals