(MITCHELL) - 15-year-old Victoria Allen, of Mitchell, will be packing her bags and gearing up for a trip to London.
Allen, a sophomore at Mitchell High School and member of the varsity cheerleading squad, is one of more than 500 high school cheerleaders and dancers from the United States who will perform in the New Year's Day parade in London.
She leaves December 26.
Allen, the daughter of Kim and Jon Allen, of Mitchell; has been a cheerleader since making the sixth-grade squad. Kim is traveling with her daughter, and the duo will return back to the United States on January 2.
She qualified for the trip after being selected for her superior cheerleading skills at a summer cheer camps hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association.
Only the top 12 percent of cheerleaders who attend the summer camps earn the chance to attend the London event. In addition to performing in the parade, the All-Americans will have the chance to tour London during their seven-day trip.
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