The Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School cheerleaders — a 21-member squad — competed at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Resort Camp in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on June 17-20.

The team received first place in multiple categories including Cheer, Extreme Routine, Sideline and Band, and Overall Game Day. The squad also received the Traditions Award and was named Overall Cheer Camp Champs.

All six of the senior Falcon cheerleaders were named to the All-American Cheer Squad. They are Angelle Baiamonte, Jessica Camelo, Cathy Cannino, Carlye Galloway, Taylor Parent and Taylor Ridgedell. Each of these seniors also received an application for UCA staff.

“This group of young ladies had so much faith and determination, more than I have ever seen in any team,” coach Catherine Messenger said. “They showed with their confidence, faith in each other and hard work that great things can and will happen. I could not be more proud of their outcome and of the heart they showed through each performance. They are all the true meaning of an American cheerleader, and I cannot wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for this group.”

The 2014-15 STA cheerleaders are seniors Angelle Baiamonte, Jessica Camelo, Cathy Cannino, Carlye Galloway, Taylor Parent and Taylor Ridgedell; juniors Reagan Greer, Hannah Mollere, Allie Ridgell and Britley Wells; sophomores Abi Collins, Alyssa Finch and Raeghen Henry; and freshmen Traci Carollo, Bailey Cavallero, Nicole Francois, Angie G’sell, Kayla Guillory, Abby Laine, Hunter Sandage and Brittany Templet. The coaches are Messenger, Julia Smith and Tyler Westbrook.