A St Patrick’s Technical College student has swapped her school books for her passport this week as she jets off to the United States to compete in an elite cheerleading competition.
Siobhan Butson, 16, from Angle Vale is part of Gawler’s MTM Allstars Magic Gold team that was selected to compete at Duel in the Desert in Palm Springs, California. Duel in the Desert is one of America’s most famous cheerleading competitions and Siobhan will see routines from some of the world’s best teams.
Along with her mum Jodie and 16 teammates, Siobhan will also get the chance to see Los Angeles and Disneyland while in the US.
“I’m really excited to be able to compete against the Americans because they were the originals and they are really, really good,’’ Siobhan said.
“I’m very happy to have this opportunity.’’
Magic Gold will compete in Level One of the five-level competition and have been training hard to hone their routine. The team were rated South Australia’s best team last year, which earned them a place at the national competition Pinnacle in November.
Siobhan was part of the 2018 Year 11 intake at StPatsTech and is studying Hair and Beauty as well as her SACE. StPatsTech wishes her all the best for the competition.