United South cheerleaders to national championship

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					PAGE 6D                                                                                       Laredo Morning Times                                                                Sunday, October 6, 2002

                                                                                            Local News
  School lunch menus
  Laredo Independent School District Food                Service Department Menu Week of Oct. 7 –11
Service Department Menu Week of Oct. 7-11.                                       Monday
                       Monday                              Breakfast: Scrambled eggs w/cheese,
  Breakfast: Cereal, sausage roll and orange juice.      biscuit/toast, breakfast pastry, cereal and jelly.
  Lunch: Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, mashed              Lunch: Seasoned baked chicken, hot roll, green
potatoes, sliced carrots, sliced peaches, ketchup        beans and chilled fruit.
and barbecue sauce.                                                             Tuesday
                       Tuesday                             Breakfast: Waffles w/syrup, cereal, toast and
  Breakfast: Cereal, breakfast burrito and applesauce.   jelly.
  Lunch: Frito pie, potato rounds, cucumber                Lunch: Italian spaghetti and meatballs, warm
slices, icee, and ketchup.                               Italian bread, mixed vegetables and pudding on a
                     Wednesday                           stick.
  Breakfast: Cereal, pancake coins/syrup,                                     Wednesday
sausage patty and juice.                                   Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, cereal, toast break-
  Lunch: Spaghetti/meat sauce, mozz. cheese,             fast pastry and jelly.
toss salad, dinner roll, corn and pineapple tidbits.       Lunch: Nachos w/cheese sauce, taco beef, let-
                      Thursday                           tuce, tomato and pickle salad and walnut cookie.
  Breakfast: Cereal, ham and cheese croissant                                   Thursday
and fruit roll-up.                                         Breakfast: Pancake wrap-up w/syrup, cereal,
  Lunch: Chicken tacos, shredded lettuce, diced          toast and jelly.
tomato, Mexican rice, ice cream, mozz. cheese              Lunch: Chicken nuggets, steamed broccoli,
and taco sauce.                                          macaroni and cheese, jell-o jewels w/fruit and
                        Friday                           ketchup/BBQ sauce.
  Breakfast: Cereal, pancake sausage/syrup and                                   Friday
orange juice                                               Breakfast: Potato and eggs, toast, warm tortilla,
  Lunch: Chicken patty burger, shredded lettuce,         cereal, breakfast pastry and jelly.
sliced tomato, pickle chips, potato chips, choco-          Lunch: Cheeseburger, Friday smiles, lettuce,
late chip cookie, ketchup and mustard.                   tomato and pickle salad and chilled fruit. (mus-
  A half-pint of whole or low fat milk served with all   tard/ketchup).
breakfasts and lunches. Chocolate milk offered             A half pint whole or low fat milk served with all
when available. Menus subject to change without          breakfasts and lunches. chocolate milk offered
notice.                                                  when available. Subject to change without notice.
  United Independent School District Food

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                                                                                                               TOP CHEERLEADERS: The United South Cheerleaders are Briana Castaño, Ana Condo, Lizette
                                                                                                               Contreras, Lourdes Dealba, (Head cheerleader) Gabby Esqueda, (Co-Head cheerleader) Michelle
                                                                                                               Falciola, Erika Gallardo, Brenda Garcia, Stacey Garza, Valeri Gonzalez, Brenda Guerra, Ana
                                                                                                               Hernandez, Christina Lopez, Monica Martinez, Christian Muñiz, Evelyn Muñiz, Ciara Peña, Melinda
                                                                                                               Perez, Cecilia Rodriguez, Erika Rojas, (co-head cheerleader) Veronica Saucedo, Debbi Vaughn,
                                                                                                               Jessica Weems and Crystal Wilkins.

                                                                                                               United South cheerleaders
                                                                                                               to national championship
                                                                                                                 The United South Panther Cheerleaders           Classes.”
                                                                                                               attended      a     National     Cheerleaders       The entire team was nominated to compete
                                                                                                               Association summer camp. The camp was             for NCA All-American cheerleader. Briana
                                                                                                               held in Laredo at Dr. Leo Cigarroa High           Castano, Veronica Saucedo, Melinda Perez
                                                                                                               School Gym and attracted over 500 cheer-          and Lourdes Dealba made it into NCA All-
                                                                                                               leaders from our community and surrounding        American and are now eligible to perform at
                                                                                                               cities.                                           NCA/NDA FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami, FL
                                                                                                                 The Top Team High School Trophy and the         on Jan. 2, 2003 and Hula Bowl Maui All-Star
                                                                                                               Champion Chant High School Trophy was             Football Classic in Maui, Hawaii on Feb. 1,
                                                                                                               awarded to the Panther cheerleaders on the        2003.
                                                                                                               last day of camp for their technical skill as       Additional awards include The Herkie TEAM
                                                                                                               well as the ability to lead the crowd.            Award, Spirit Stick and superior ribbons.
                                                                                                                 The Panther cheerleaders won their con-           The National Cheerleader Association
                                                                                                               secutive National Championship bid to com-        selects award winners of each of the 1,100
                                                                                                               pete at NCA Junior and Senior High school         camps it administers around the world each
                                                                                                               National Championship on December 28-29           summer. The NCA, the largest privately held
                                                                                                               in Dallas, Texas. The NCA National                cheerleader organization in America, holds
                                                                                                               Championship is the world’s largest cheer-        events for over 150,000 cheerleaders and
                                                                                                               leading competition and attracts more than        dancers around the world. The National
                                                                                                               20,000 cheerleaders and spectators, making        Cheerleader Association, founded in 1948 by
                                                                                                               it one of Dallas’ largest events. USA Network     L.R. Herkimer, has been conducting camps
                                                                                                               will air the Championship this spring.            for over 54 years.
                                                                                                                 Gabby Esqueda, Michelle Falciola and              The Panther cheerleaders are under the
                                                                                                               Veronica Saucedo, the leaders for the pan-        direction of Cordy Solis De Luna. United
                                                                                                               ther cheerleaders, were awarded the               South High school principal is Mrs. Severita
                                                                                                               Individual Leadership Award for displaying        Sanchez.
                                                                                                               the strongest leadership during “Captains’

                                                                                                               Local girl selected for state pageant
                                                                                                                 Miss Sierah Guajardo, age
                                                                                                               6, daughter of Mr. Johnny
                                                                                                               Guajardo and Mrs. Lori
                                                                                                               Guajardo, of Laredo, has
                                                                                                               been selected to represent
                                                                                                               Laredo at the 2002 Miss
                                                                                                               American             Princess
                                                                                                               Pageant. She qualified by
                                                                                                               placing in the top five in one
                                                                                                               of the contests held at the
                                                                                                               annual Miss Texas Princess
                                                                                                               Pageant for 2002.
                                                                                                                 Sierah will be attending the
                                                                                                               National Pageant for her age
                                                                                                               group in Disney World,
                                                                                                               Florida during the week of
                                                                                                               Thanksgiving. She will com-
                                                                                                               pete for the National                                  SIERAH GUAJARDO
                                                                                                               Pageant Title of Miss            be presented to outstanding
                                                                                                               American Princess and more       girls ages three to 21 at State
                                                                                                               than $25,000 in cash             and National Competitions.
                                                                                                               awards, prizes and scholar-        American               Coed
                                                                                                               ships.                           Pageants, Inc., annually
                                                                                                                 Nationwide, State Winners      holds state pageants for
                                                                                                               and State Pageant Finalists      the purpose of recognizing
                                                                                                               will compete in the eigh-        and rewarding outstanding
                                                                                                               teenth annual National           young women between the
                                                                                                               Scholarship       Competition    ages of 3 and 21 for their
                                                                                                               organized by American Coed       past and present accom-
                                                                                                               Pageants, Inc. In addition to    plishments and to encour-
                                                                                                               the     National      Pageant    age them to set and
                                                                                                               Queen’s Contest, the event       achieve high goals for the
                                                                                                               will include the National        future. In states where
                                                                                                               Talent, Speech, Academic         pageants are not held,
                                                                                                               Achievement,         Volunteer   selection of state repre-
                                                                                                               Service,          Photogenic,    sentatives is made through
                                                                                                               Personality, Most Promising      written applications and
                                                                                                               Model, Best Actress, and         photos.
                                                                                                               National Cover Girl and            For more information, con-
                                                                                                               Hostess Contests. In 2002,       tact Mrs. Carolyn Hawkins
                                                                                                               cash awards and prizes total-    at the National Pageant
                                                                                                               ing more than $1,000,000 will    Office at (850) 432-8662.