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A Speech On Being A Cheerleader

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Being A Cheerleader
Kaitlyn Woodward
Zane State
Mr. Wilcoxon
English 1500

Cheerleading is more than just dressing up in a skirt and trying to get all the jocks to like you. Many valuable lessons for me have resulted during my time as a cheerleader. Cheer has opened my eyes to many different things over the years. I have learned many different things for cheering for 2 years and till this day I am still learning more lessons about life through cheer. Cheerleading taught me how much dedication is a key to life. Everything we do causes frustration. There are many times I just want to give up and not return to something. Cheerleading showed me you just can’t do that. When the times get tough you just have to push yourself
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Cheering football season is hard especially when your team does not have a winning season. A positive attitude is key because when you work with others you cannot let one bad thing ruin your whole day. I can remember when we had lost a basketball game by 2 points. We all were so devastated but we could not show it on our faces because we are to make people happy. Also when we were at a football game and we lost to Shenandoah by 5 points, we couldn’t be upset because we had just played the best game ever. Keeping a positive is not always easy and it can be hard sometimes but it does not mean it is not impossible. Cheerleading forms relations among us girls. It creates a lifelong friendship. When I started cheerleading my freshman year I did not have a single friend on the team. I felt as if I was an outcast. By the summer of 2014 I had about 1 friends from the cheer team. Kendra and I became very close. We did everything together. At the end of football season I had made about another friend. Hannah and I did not really hang out outside of cheerleading. To this day I still keep in contact with both of them. Always keep a level head. This is an important lesson for me and I can use it outside of cheerleading. There was a girl on my team that thought she was better than everyone else. This hurt her in the long run because nobody ended up wanting to be friends with her. I can only imagine how she felt. You can use this lesson in everyday life. For example,
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