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Ashlie Alves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Alves, is one of over 500 junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the United States who has been invited to perform in the 92nd annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade. Alves is a cheerleader and captain for the Dallas Junior High Cheer Team and is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Lombardo and Jane Alves. The individuals invited to perform are cheerleading and dance All Americans selected from Varsity camps around the country, including camps organized by Universal Cheerleaders Association, Universal Dance Association, National Cheerleaders Association and the National Dance Alliance. All Americans will be in Philadelphia from Nov. 20-23, practicing their routine and visiting city landmarks. All Americans are selected via tryout based on either superior cheerleading or dance skills. Only the top 12 percent of the cheerleaders and dancers who attend Varsity camps earn the chance to march in a holiday parade.

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