By Kristine Ann M. Fernandez
SIX SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY colleges received a prime training from seven National Cheerleading Championship (NCC) coaches during the Cheer Camp at the SU
Gym last July 20. NCC expert instructors Bernard Puatu, Patricia Valencia, Maverick Caday, Lester Go, Emann Serrano Lemuel Ebeo Jr., and Eduardo Tulang Jr. taught a total of 140 participants the basic and advanced lessons in cheerleading. The participants are cheerleaders from the College of Education, College of Business Administration, Institute of Clinical and Laboratory Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Computer Studies. Through this camp, the campus cheerleaders learned more about the basic skills in cheerleading such as the basics in safety and spotting, proper mounting and dismounting, body positioning and core training. The advanced-level skills training also included heart-gripping stunts, pyramids, tosses, transitions, and tumbling. Silliman University Student Government (SUSG) Cheering Committee chairperson Kirk Philip Emperado said that this camp aims “to further enhance the cheer leading sport in our school and also to prepare for the upcoming All- University Cheering Competition this Aug. 24 at Lamberto Macias Complex.