WHS senior awarded cheerleading honor

November 21, 2012|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport
  • Kelsey Hutzell, a senior cheerleader and team captain, will march in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia after being selected an All-American by the National Cheerleaders Association.
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Williamsport High School’s cheerleading squad hosted an NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) camp this summer. During the three-day camp sessions, the girls were taught cheer, chants, dances and other team-bonding skills.

The NCA staff looked for nominees for All-Americans — outstanding individuals who display superior skills in jumps, tumbling, stunting, motion technique, leadership and dance.

Kelsey Hutzell, a senior and cheerleading captain at WHS, was selected. She will travel to Philadelphia to march with fellow All-Americans from across the country in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country.

Katy Huffer, Williamsport High School cheerleading coach, said that being an All-American is one of the highest individual awards in cheerleading. Each year at NCA camps, thousands of cheerleaders and dancers from all over the country try out for All-American, but fewer then 10 percent are chosen.

Free Thanksgiving dinner planned

The community is invited to a free community dinner on Thanksgiving Day at Williams-port United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The menu includes turkey, dressing and all the trimmings.    

Takeouts and deliveries will be available.

The Clothes of Hope will be open during the hours of the dinner.

Spaghetti dinner to be held at church

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, 10745 Van Lear Drive, will host a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, and roll. It will be dine in or carryout.

Tickets cost $7 per person.

WHS Class of 1952 to hold reunion Dec. 2

Williamsport High School’s class of 1952 is planning a 60-year get-together Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 5 p.m., at Western Sizzlin’ steakhouse, 17567 York Road.

Those from the class or friends of the class are welcome.

WES announces good citizens

Each month, Williamsport Elementary School recognizes two students from each class who exemplify the standards in one of the six pillars of good character. Trustworthiness was the designated pillar for September and October.

WES good citizens for September are Katy Kimble, Ethan Grahe-Cody, Becca Snyder, Noah Fosten, Payton Grifone, Emerson Turner, Trent Gelwicks, Caroline Shank, Cole Kriner, Andrea Lungu, Ethan Hoffman, Elizabeth Sheffler, Wyatt Pitcock, Madison McKinley, Steven Thompson, Amanda Nave, Gaelin Johnson, Antonio Seegers, Kaylee Mills, Aubrey Shank, Evan Fosten, Grace Caudell, Caleb Newcomer, Madelyn Stotler, Austin Warrenfeltz, Jade Lockley, Anthony Embly, Gracie Zimmerman, Georgette Cabeza, Alma Plana, Hunter Schrock, Erin Kim, Noah Michael, Caleb Auldridge, Anastasia Jordan, Marisa Horst, Rhett Carter, Jacob Moffitt, Madison Toms, Nicole West, Nathaniel Socks, Maddie Ros, Laura Stiteler, Karina Dekany, Austyn Ardinger, Blake Truax, Kayla Eichelberger, Nathan Myers and Samantha Gregg.

WES good citizens for October are James Poindexter, Markaiya Burrell, Daniel Mills, Megan Tenly, Ethan Telemeco, Katy Harbaugh, Carter Fox, Hope Jamison, Kei Mumma, Maddie Ekatah, Jacob Beall, Nykolis Miller, Delaney Miles, Megan Thurber, Ryder Startzman, Kamden Moore, Rachel Johnson, Hayden Muir, Mary Kaetzel, Eva Russell, Dalton Showe, Brady Wallace, Antoinette Williams, Madison Myers, Bilyal Sadikov, Sierra Rowe, Brayden Linn, Wilbur Flores, Trinity Jordan, Lakyla Mills, Davis Palmer, Seth Mowery, Madelyn Foor, Cameron Jackson, Hannah Mace, Logan Wright, Faith Stevens, Holden Miller, Lily Pitcock, Mychaela Roth, Brenden Farrar, Ben Ridenour, Mikayla Telemeco, Karina Dekany, Austyn Ardinger, Sara Malott, Camden Ricketts, Brian Kelley and Abby Jones.


• Blue Band Night at Chick-fil-A is tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at the 1680 Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown location. A flier is required for the band to get credit. To get a copy of the flier, go to

• The Shepherd’s Table, sponsored by the Williamsport Ministerium, serves free meals each Thursday at Rehoboth United Methodist Church. It will be closed Thanksgiving Day. It will reopen on Thursday, Nov. 29.

• Williamsport Town Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26.

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Editor's note: The third item of this column has been edited to correct the date of the Williamsport High School Class of 1952 reunion.

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