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Greensboro All Star Cheerleaders in Locally Produced Movie!

Author : Daniel Chia with thanks to Lori Bardsley from the Greensboro All Star Cheerleaders official website

All photographs © 2005 by Scott Bardsley and

An Original article for the Home of the Giants Tribute Site

Through hard work, dedication and loyalty to our community, our mission at Greensboro All Stars is to provide a positive atmosphere where learning skills, building character, and personal achievement have become a renowned tradition. With genuine enthusiasm and a willing desire, our goal is to instill good ethical standards and high moral and academic achievement while molding the bodies and minds of today's youth.

What a fantastic mission statement this is , and for 15 years, that's exactly the standard that the Greensboro All Star Cheerleaders (GAC) have been striving for . Little did they know that their fame would one day see their very own Senior Elite and coaches starring as cheerleaders in a locally produced feature film, Home of the Giants, starring no less than oscar nominated Haley Joel Osment .

Haley hanging out at Wendy's between scenes!

GAC staff Amy Tyler was contacted by the the SymPics International, Inc, producers of Home of the Giants to choreograph and coordinate the cheerleading scenes.

Giant Cheerleaders (Greensboro All Stars Senior Elite) performing stunts between scenes!

The girls picked from the elite team were involved in approximately 12 long hour days of filming over 4 weekends in September 2005 , and some 2-4 days during school as well. They were divided into 3 cheerleading teams , the cheerleading team for the Giants , and also the cheerleading teams for the 2 opposing teams the Giants play in the final games of the movie, the Eagles and the Devils.

Katie Atkins
Alex Arney
Jenna Grupinski Shelley
Causey Courtney
Brewer Tricia Cooke
Jessica Booker
Kathy Cook
Stephanie Boggs Lauren
Lauren Mosley
Meg Sumner
Lauren Deiz

Nancy Jo Brennan
Whitney Smith
Emily Mohorn
Brittany Carroll
Kelsey Williams
Libby Swaim
Ali Kensmoe
Ashley Gwyn
Paige Daniels
Jamie Markland
Megan Moore
Blythe Hogan
Clair Rowe
Anna Love Fodel
Brittany Lang
Chelsea Andrews
Jamiee Johnson
Katherine Grupinski
Jennifer Duncan
Brianna Bell

2 Giant Cheerleaders between scenes!

Lori , a volunteer mom who also helps to run the GAC's official website , had this to say about the cheerleaders' involvement in Home of the Giants , " The girls had a total blast! The all night shoots at Wendy's with the cheerleaders were so exciting. I really felt for the actors and the time they put into it, Haley Joel Osment and Ryan Merriman treated the girls so well and were so down to earth. Everyone working on the film treated the extras and others so great! "

Greensboro All Stars as Giant Cheerleaders with Haley and Ryan!

Notice what the Wendy's sign says !

After the game celebration scene at Wendys! Haley and Ryan are in the brown station wagon!

Even Lori's son had a part to play in this heartwarming film . 10 year old Jes was hired as an extra and was asked to walk on a scene as an admiring fan of Matt's! When shooting of the scene was completed , Haley Joel Osment and Ryan Merrimen were nice enough to take a picture with Jes who dreams of being a director and actor himself!

Haley Joel Osment and Ryan Merrimen with Lori's 10 year old son, Jes.

Which just goes to confirm what fans of Haley and Ryan all over the world have always known.... that they are just down to earth , all round great guys in real life as well as on screen !

As for the Greensboro All Star Cheerleaders, well done, girls ! We can hardly wait to see your performance in Home of the Giants !


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