Meet the 2024 Varsity All Star Pinnacle Award Winners

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Teamwork, Dedication, Confidence, Leadership – this is The Varsity All Star Pinnacle Award.

The Varsity All Star Pinnacle Award was created to recognize athletes that exemplify exceptional leadership qualities and dedication to all star. This award is based on the four characteristics of #AllStarStrong Teamwork, Dedication, Confidence, and Leadership. Pinnacle Athletes are leaders, encouragers, and always strive to put the team before themselves. This year, Varsity All Star opened up Pinnacle nominations to gym owners, coaches, and Varsity employees to recognize extraordinary individuals in the all star cheer and dance community.

This season, The 2024 Pinnacle Award was awarded to one athlete at each of The Summit Championships, including The Summit, The Dance Summit & The D2 Summit.

The Summit

Taylor Shedlin– Zone Cheer Lady Liberty

Taylor’s journey in all star cheerleading began at Zone Cheer when she was just five years old. Alongside her school cheerleading commitments, she manages to excel academically with remarkable grades. Taylor is an hour student and holds many leadership roles, serving as the Commissioner for the Executive Internship Program and an ambassador for the Saint John’s County Academy Program.

With 287 volunteer hours, Taylor is involved in many community projects, showcasing her dedication beyond the realm of cheerleading. She currently coaches four youth and tiny teams at Zone Cheer and volunteers for the Cheerabilities team. She partnered with the Jay Fund Foundation sponsoring “Shop for a Cause” an event aimed at providing support to families affected by childhood cancer.

Her gym owner, Jessica, says this about Taylor, “Taylor represents my brand and Varsity with beauty not only on the outside, but within as well. She is a girl driven to help others, achieve her goals, mentor, and motivate people to always smile and chase their dreams by using cheer as her vessel.”

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The Dance Summit

Catie Tran – No Limits Dance 

Catie exemplifies the qualities of a dedicated team player, demonstrating unwavering passion for her sport. Though she entered her program later than her peers, she has fully embraced the mindset and work ethic of No Limits All Stars. Catie embodies responsibility, respect, and teamwork, devoting numerous hours to her team. Her energy and positive attitude are indispensable.

Her coach, Jodi, says this about Catie, “You can always count on her to bring a light to the room and lift everyone up around her. Her adorable smile and courageous voice are exactly what any team needs to start a routine on stage.”

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The D2 Summit

Georgia Shayesteh– Turners All Star

Georgia has been at Turner All Stars since the age of four, she embodies the spirit of dedication and loyalty of the program. Despite injuring her knee two years ago, she showed remarkable resilience by attending every practice and competition, becoming her teammates’ biggest cheerleader and source of motivation.

Georgia has demonstrated a commitment to service by volunteering on two missions in Morocco and participating in the annual Christmas shopping for foster kids. Georgia has set her sights on attending the University of Miami to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. Alongside her academic ambitions, she is actively involved in the Paul Chester Children’s Hope Foundation, serving as the Co-President.

Her gym owner, Tracey, says this about Georgia, “Georgia is beloved by every little in our gym. She knows them by name, she goes to their school competitions and plays to support them. She is an incredible leader. Georgia is a coach’s DREAM!”

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