ATOKA, Okla. (KTEN) — Making the National Cheerleaders Association All-American Cheer squad was something several high schoolers were vying for during cheer camps.

"You tumble, you do your jumps, and do the dance, and that's all you do," said Atoka High School junior Teagan Joseph. "Then you're done, and you just hope for the best."

And three Atoka High girls were singled out as winners.

"They had girls out there doing front flips, back flips and stuff," said Atoka freshman Presley Conn. "I went out and did a cartwheel. I was like, 'There's no way!'"

But that wasn't the end for them. Another invitation was heading their way: To be a part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

"I wasn't nervous; if I didn't make it, that's totally fine, because I wasn't expecting to," said junior Emma Smith. "So I was real chill about it, and then they called our names, and I was like, 'No way! That's crazy!'"

The girls are honored to be invited, and almost immediately saved their spots with a deposit. And this isn't the first time Atoka students have made the All-American Cheer squad and made trips around the world.

"We had two that went to Hawaii last year; we had four that went to Disney the year before," said Atoka High and Middle School cheer coach Shawnte Washington. "My girls, when they were in school, went to Houston... they went to London. So every year we have a couple of girls at least that make All-American."

And now, with New York plans in place, the athletes, some classmates, and their families are trying to figure out how to pay for the trip.

"Total cost per girl is roughly $3,000, which doesn't include transportation there," Washington explained. "We've got a couple of fundraisers in mind a couple of parents are putting together."

"Auction... I think a pie auction," said Joseph. "And then we're going to do a cheer clinic for the little kids."

The girls have until September to raise the money, and have several additional ideas for fundraisers.