Three Northview High Cheerleaders In London’s New Year’s Day Parade

December 31, 2013

Three Northview High School cheerleaders are in London today, preparing to march in London’s New Year’s Day Parade on January 1.

Madison Arrington, Katelynne Calloway and Hannah Gibson have been in London since last week enjoying seven days in London as part of  the National Cheerleaders Association All-American group that will march in the parade.

“It is such a privilege to be selected as NCA All-American Cheerleader.  I am very excited to be able to go to London and participate in the New Year’s Day Parade and all the other activities they have planned for us.  I am very grateful for the wonderful cheerleading coaches I have had over the years that made it possible for me to achieve this honor and represent NHS and our community,” Calloway said.

According to organizers, London’s New Year’s Day Parade attracts a worldwide TV audience approaching 300 million, sees almost 700,000 on the streets of London and has about 10,000 performers.

“I am excited about being selected as NCA All-American Cheerleader.  It is a great honor and exciting opportunity to represent my school and community in the London New Year’s Day Parade,” Gibson said.

And Arrington said she is equally excited about the London performance. “I looked  forward to traveling to London as an All-American cheerleader in the New Year’s Day parade. I consider this a great honor to have been chosen to represent my school and community at such an amazing event. I am so thankful to all the people in my life who have helped make this possible. This is the trip of a lifetime!”

During the past several days, the Northview cheerleaders have toured the city,visiting several well known landmarks. The girls were given the opportunity to go on the London trip after  being selected as All-American cheerleaders during an NCA cheer camp over the summer.

The London New Year’s Day Parade begins at noon London time, 6 a.m. local North Escambia time.

Pictured top: Northview cheerleaders (L-R) Madison Arrington, Katelynne Calloway and Hannah Gibson in London. Pictured inset: The girls at Northview prior to the trip. Pictured below: The All-American cheerleaders with their parent-chaperones in London.  Photos for, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Three Northview High Cheerleaders In London’s New Year’s Day Parade”

  1. Carrie Fields on December 31st, 2013 9:16 pm

    Congrats ladies so proud of all of you!

  2. Maria Luisa Cortez on December 31st, 2013 7:26 pm

    Congratulationes to the new experience to participate in the New Years Parade 2014 ,our little daughter its over there to.we from Texas.hope have a good time.Happy New Year 2014.

  3. Kathy on December 31st, 2013 6:21 pm

    My daughter and I took this same trip way back in 1993 when she was chosen to participate in the New Years Day Parade. We had a FABULOUS time. I know their days have been busy but oh so much fun. I am sure they had something great planned for New Years Eve before the big day tomorrow. I am so happy these moms and daughters were able to make this trip. They are making great memories!

  4. Bratt Mom on December 31st, 2013 1:59 pm

    To: Robert S (you remembered your history very well, the colonies broke away from the Mother countries later to become the United States of America.) These young ladies represent a small portion of the USA, but we’re very proud of all of you. Two of these are a part of my family and I’m very proud of them especially. Have a great safe time and enjoy yourselves. Thankful and grateful for all of them. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  5. SFC Ewing on December 31st, 2013 9:30 am

    Congratulations Ladies,

    You are now Young Ambassadors for the USA and great representation from back home. Enjoy London and the UK and remember to look right before left when crossing the

  6. The Baggetts on December 31st, 2013 8:48 am

    These three girls are such wonderful young ladies who are well-deserving of this trip. They are certainly fantastic cheerleaders and superb students, but they are just great American kids! Have fun and stay safe!

  7. Jimd on December 31st, 2013 8:47 am

    Lived in London area for 13 years while stationed in the Air Force, loved every minute of it. Live it up while you can and enjoy yourself……

  8. Atmore G on December 31st, 2013 8:11 am

    What an honor for these young ladies to represent our little corner of the world in London! I know they will be great ambassadors!

  9. Robert S. on December 31st, 2013 7:37 am

    Congratulations to these young women and their parent-chaperones.
    What an awesome opportunity to learn by seeing and doing in London.
    Thank you for representing the United States of America aka “the colonies”.

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