S: The Moore Family Yearbook, 2011
FC: The Moore Family Yearbook 2011
3: The morning after last year book was printed, Judy's grandma, "Babi" passed away at the age of 96 years old. She loved her grandkids and great-grandkids, nearly as much as we loved her and we miss her everyday. Christina Homolac Halek 2/11/1914-12/5/2010
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5: Universal Spirit State Championship December 111, 2010; Greensboro, NC The Aviator Allstars continued to astound the cheer industry in their second competition of the 2010-2011 season! Stephen's Junior Lv. 2 Choppers achieved both a "zero" deduction performance and claimed the State Championship title! April's Youth Lv. 3 Jets put up a fantastic performance and finished in fourth place.
6: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!" December, 2010
8: The Christmas of 2010 was a white Christmas! The snow started falling at dinner and we woke to a southern winter wonderland!
10: Universal Spirit's "Spirit of Hope" National Championship January 15-16, 2011; Charlotte, NC | The Choppers finished a close second and the Jets finished 5th and put up their first flawless performance on the second day of competition. Aviator also raised $1500 for the March Forth with Hope Foundation!
11: Aviator Allstar Cheerleading
12: We celebrated Judy's 37th birthday in Atlanta with the Aviator Allstar senior teams. Although Stephen and April did not compete we couldn't resist a weekend getaway at the largest competition in the world. 944 teams competed over two days on 5 floors in the Georgia World Congress Center. We went to the Georgia Aquarium, watched the "So You Think You Can Tumble" exhibition, watched world champion cheer teams and were a part of Aviator's first CHEERSPORT National Championship when the Rockets (Lrg Sr Co-Ed Lv 4) brought everyone to tears with a first place finish! The Bombers (Lrg Sr Co-Ed Lv 3) took third place and every competing Aviator came away with a medal!
14: World Spirit Federation Queen City Championship February 12, 2011; Concord, NC | UCF National Championship March 5-6, 2011; Columbia, SC | After a fire alarm delay of almost 90 minutes, the Aviator Allstars got to work. Stephen debuted his first competitive running tumbling pass with a round-off and 2 backhand springs. The Choppers finished in 3rd place. Coming off a huge performance at Spirit of Hope, the Jets hit again at WSF and finished in second place. | When Aviator descended on Columbia, SC, April had taken over a permanent position on the Choppers with her brother. Both the Jets and Choppers had some mistakes to correct from Day 1. Both teams stepped up and gave what is arguably their strongest performance of the entire season on Day 2. The Jets finished second and the Choppers finished third.
17: Mike started a new job with Carolinas Healthcare System in February, and turned 40 on March 13! To celebrate both occasions Judy surprised Mike with a deep sea fishing trip to San Diego, Ca. on March 17-20!
18: "Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same." -Katherine Hepburn
21: Spirit Sports Battle at the Beach National Championship March 26-27, 2011; Myrtle Beach, SC | Allstars | BATB capped off the second season for the Aviator Allstars. Aviator certainly made an impression with the event organizers and the Choppers (and our light-up signs) were featured in the backstage interview where both Stephen and April took the microphone and addressed the arena. This is the most prestigious of the competition schedule and leaves little room for error. The Choppers performed well and finished fifth of 12 teams. The Jets discovered the severity of safety deductions and even though they gave rather solid performances both days, finished 12 th of 12 teams.
22: Aviator awards each athlete with a trophy, double-team athletes also get a plaque. Additionally, they award a Most Improved, Coach's Award and Leadership Award to 3 members of each team. They also award an overall program award to the one Aviator standout they believe exemplifies what Aviator stands for. This year's program award winner was our very own, April Moore! She received a standing ovation...and mom cried! | Aviator Allstar Cheerleading Awards Banquet 2010-2011
23: Our very last specialty award is the Program Award. At Aviator we are all about the family and the cohesion between all of our teams. Even though we have athletes ranging from ages 3-18 and levels beginner to elite we still believe that we should operate as one giant family. The program award was created to recognize the athlete that was not only an outstanding leader on their team but cared about the all the athletes on all the teams. This athlete is the epitome of what it means to care about the entire Aviator family. Not only is this athlete in the gym every time we open the doors but they never cease to remind us that if we need them they will be found over at the tumble track or on the next floor working on a skill. There were many times that we had to take them up on their offer. Not once did this athlete complain when asked to help out at practice for a team they weren’t even on. Not only was this athlete willing to help out at practice but also at some point during the season she had competed with 3 different teams. Many times she learned the routine either the practice before and sometimes at the competition. There was one competition that we had her fill in for an injury and when we went to teach her a portion of the routine she said, “Oh don’t worry about that part I’ve been watching the DVD of the routine and I already learned it.” Determination is her middle name!! She never, ever stops working on skills to make herself better, which in turn makes her teams better. She leads by example and with gentle instruction. She will be one of the first to offer helpful advice about how to make a skill better but does so in a way to make those around her feel empowered. Not only does she work hard but also she lives by one of our favorite mottos, “Don’t make excuses, make it happen.” She will be the first to own up to a mistake and before we can even correct it she will say I know I didn’t land because and give us the technical reason of what caused her skill to go wrong. That shows complete understanding of the sport as well as her attention to the coaches when teaching her. I could go on and on about how outstanding this athlete is but I will conclude with one last example that shows the heart of this athlete. When talking about the banquet recently she looked at me and said, “I am so excited for the banquet. My favorite part is when you guys give out the specialty awards.” I assumed it was her favorite like everyone’s favorite because of the big trophies but I was ever so wrong. What she said next humbled me and I will remember it forever. She said, “It’s my favorite part because I get to watch my teammates get awards that they deserve so much.” She proceeded to list who all she believed should receive specialty awards from all her teams and never one time did she even pause to consider herself. I’m sure she will still be surprised even once I announce her name because of her selfless nature. I am honored to present the 2010-2011 Program Award to Miss April Moore.
24: April had a fabulous time on the New Hope Elementary 5th grade field trip to North Carolina's Outer Banks.
25: April celebrated her 11th birthday with about 25 friends at Aviator where they played in the pit, tumbled, ran around and generally had a fabulous time at her home-away-from-home.
27: Cut the Cake! | The Long family joined us to celebrate Stephen's 13th birthday in Bryson City, NC for some white water rafting on the Nantahala River!
29: In July, Judy completed her second residency at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed all remaining coursework toward her Ed.D., leaving only the dissertation process remaining. She also explored Cambridge and stopped by Harvard University.
31: Riviera Maya, Mexico 7/5/11-7/11/11
32: Stephen and April both attend Cramerton Middle School in the 8th and 6th grades respectively. April joined her brother in the band playing clarinet, placed in the academically gifted classes for both reading and math and Stephen continued working through the AIG curriculum by taking high school Algebra I. Both continue to make either the A or A/B honor roll every quarter. | C | s | m
33: "Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."
34: On December 12, 2011 the Gastonia Composite Squadron held its annual banquet. Cadet Master Sergeant Stephen A. Moore was named the 2011 Cadet of the Year!
36: The Blackhawks Small Junior Level Four
37: Shhh....Stealth! Large Junior Co-Ed Level Three
38: The Aviator Allstars opened the 2011-2012 season on November 6, 2011 at CHEERSPORT Regionals in Charlotte. Of the 9 competing teams, 6 brought in first place trophies, one finished "best of Level 4" and the others claimed a second, third and fourth place finish. Stephen debuted his new tumbling skills on the Jr. Co-Ed Level 3 Stealth (who finished a hair behind the Best of Level 3 team for a second place medal. April took the floor with the Jr. Level 4 Blackhawks who stunned the crowd and finished in first place after a nearly flawless performance! | CHEERSPORT Regionals November 6, 2011 Charlotte, NC
39: Universal Spirit State Championship December 12, 2011 Greensboro, NC | The Aviator Allstars continued their season at the 2011 State Championship in Greensboro, NC on December 10, 2011. After their impressive debut, they increased routine difficulty and took the mat against the toughest cheer programs in the state. Aviator claimed one state title that day (Youth Lv 2). Stephen and April both competed with Stealth (Jr. Co-ed Lv3) claiming a third place finish and April's primary team (the Blackhawks, Jr. Lv4) also finished in third place.