RED BLUFF, Calif. - A Red Bluff High School cheerleader is asking the community to help her get to London for a cheerleading competition. 16-year-old Kaylee Hutchins was nominated after performing at the Varsity Legacy Competition in Anaheim, California.
Hutchins said she has been a cheerleader for eight years but never thought that she would be the one to be nominated to move on to compete at the Varsity London Tour 2015.
"I f felt like I was getting pranked," said Hutchins. "This isn't real! Like what!?"
Hutchins said the Red Bluff High School cheerleaders have never competed against teams that were so advanced.
"A lot of the teams were competition teams and they were really big, they had like 50 girls. Our team has 28!" said Hutchins. "There was a part where we cried cause we were so not ready to do it!"
But once they got on the floor, Hutchins said they gave it all they had, even though they were intimidated.
"We're from Red Bluff everybody else was from around there so were like we are so out of place we don't know anyone here and we are just a high school team!"
But the Red Bluff cheerleaders stood out and the judges had their eyes on Hutchins. After the competition Hutchins' name was called out , the only one from Red Bluff.
"She was able to step out of her comfort zone and really compete at a higher level for the all American competition and she was really successful," said Kris Durfee, Red Bluff High School's cheerleading coach.
"I'm involved in a lot of stuff around town, so I feel like it would be a good experience for me and it would be a lot of help if I had the communities support," Hutchins said.
To help Kaylee Hutchins get to London you can go to gofundme.com and search : "Get Kaylee to London."