UNION — For the fourth year in a row, Twist and Shout Cheer & Dance Center will host the annual Marisha Sharay Jeter Cheer Camp.
In a statement released earlier this week, Jessica Sherbert announced that the cheer camp will be held Thursday, July 30-Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The cheer camp is open to girls ages 3-12.
“We’re going to be teaching the girls cheers and chants and working on some basic tumbling and dancing,” Sherbert said.
Sherbert added that this year, Staci Vaughan, owner of Unique Steps Dance Studio, will be coming to the camp to lead the dance instruction.
The camp costs $20 per child and Sherbert said that, as in previous years, the proceeds from the cheer champ will go to the Marisha Sharay Jeter Scholarship Fund.
The Marisha Sharay Jeter Scholarship Fund is named for Marisha Sharay Jeter, a 16-year-old Union County High School student and cheerleader who was murdered in 2008. The scholarship fund was founded by her parents, Manning and Maretta Jeter, in honor of her memory. The $1,000 scholarship has been awarded each year since 2009. Each year’s recipient is a female UCHS student who has good grades, a strong faith in God, no discipline problems, and the ambition and desire to succeed in life. The scholarship is awarded each year based upon the recommendation of the UCHS guidance office and with the approval of the Jeter family.
Sherbert said that in addition to being taught cheers and chants and learning basic tumbling and dancing, the girls participating will receive a cheer camp t-shirt. She said that the camp will provide the girls participating with healthy snacks but said they can bring a bottle of water with them to the camp.
Parents of children who want to participate in the cheer camp must register their children at the Twist and Shout Cheer & Dance Center at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 30. Sherbert added that there is no limit on the number of girls who can participate in the camp.
“It is unlimited, we can take as many as we can get,” Sherbert said.
Checks for the cheer camp should be made payable to Twist and Shout Cheer & Dance Center.
Twist and Shout Cheer & Dance Center is located at 409 Union Boulevard, Union in the old Owens Lawn and Garden building.
Sherbert added that anyone who wants to make a donation to the Marisha Sharay Jeter Scholarship Fund can contact her at 864-427-0740.
The 2015 Marisha Sharay Jeter Cheer Camp will be held July, 30- Aug. 1 at Twist and Shout Cheer & Dance Center. Pictured is Mia Inabinet stunting with camp volunteers during the 2014 Marisha Sharay Jeter Cheer Camp.
This picture was taken on the last day 2014 Marisha Sharay Jeter Cheer Camp when the girls were performing the cheer that they learned during camp for their families. The 2015 Marisha Sharay Jeter Cheer Camp will be held July, 30-Aug. 1 at Twist and Shout Cheer & Dance Center.
This is a picture of all the participants at the 2014 Marisha Sharay Jeter Cheer Camp wearing their camp t-shirts. On the right are Manning and Maretta Jeter, the founders of the Marsisha Sharay Jeter Scholarship Fund. The 2015 Marisha Sharay Jeter Cheer Camp will be held July, 30-Aug. 1 at Twist and Shout Cheer & Dance Center.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or [email protected]