By Susan Winlow
More than 1,000 cheerleaders from throughout the country will converge on New York City this Friday as they begin arriving for practice for the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
Four of those arriving in the Big Apple will be Will C. Wood High School senior cheerleaders Alysha Baker, Liz Harris, Dominique Vega and Jessi Barnhill.
They will all be performing a choreographed routine that they began practicing as soon as Universal Cheerleaders Association sent them an Internet link to the routine in October.
Starla Studer, the Wood cheer coach, said having senior cheerleaders participate in the parade has been an ongoing Wood tradition for a while.