Kewanee Students Selected to Honor Pearl Harbor at Parade in Hawaii


In a rare honor, four Kewanee High School students have been selected from a group of students across the country, to be part of Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Hawaii on December 7th. According to information provided by Kewanee High School, Boilerette Member McKenzie Carton and Cheerleaders Marlee Bates, Madison Copeland, and Kyle McAdams, will represent Varsity Spirit in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade December 4th through the 9th. The four students earned this honor for their standout work at Varsity Spirit Summer Camp.

McKenzie Carton

“We are thrilled that these excellent athletes will have the chance to perform and experience our Special Events in Honolulu, HI,” said Bill Seely, President of Varsity Spirit. “We are honored to provide them a one-of-a-kind opportunity, where they will meet and connect with cheerleaders and dancers from across the country, as well as be a part of a meaningful parade experience that represents our nation’s history.”

From Kewanee High School: “McKenzie, Marlee, Madison and Kyle will perform with Varsity Spirit All-Americans in an exclusive performance prior to the opening ceremony of the parade on Wednesday, December 7th and then be a part of the parade, which kicks off at 6 pm (10 pm CST) before thousands of fans lining the streets of Waikiki Beach. This trip marks the 81st Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The parade theme is “remembering the past and celebrating our future.” We honor our veterans and their families while recognizing that once bitter enemies can become loyal friends and allies.”

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