After attending a meeting I decided to join the team. Even through all of my initial doubts, I ended up loving every minute of youth cheerleading. We learned many cheers and each game made me feel more confident in myself. Upon entering high school,
When most people think of cheerleading, they think of the spirit squads that attempt to pump up the local crowd at high school basketball and football games. People are not aware of what these athletes are doing when they are not in front of these crowds. Strangers to cheerleaders who do not follow the sport extensively do not know the exact involvement of the athletes in this sport, at all ages. Cheerleading requires athleticism like all other sports as you must be in shape and at a great fitness level to be involved in most circumstances. Cheerleaders have to know what they’re doing at all times; while knowing what everyone else on the team is doing as well, which involves a high level of mental preparation. Cheerleading, high school or
When I was a child, I believed that my most important goal for my young life was to one day become a varsity cheerleader for my local high school. Nine years later, the day I became a varsity cheerleader, I made a promise to myself that I would never do anything to jeopardize my personal image or the image of my team because I knew that young cheerleaders were always looking to be just like the varsity cheerleaders, and also like myself. This aspiration of mine encouraged my volunteer involvement with the the local recreation department in my county that coordinates youth cheerleaders during each fall football season.
The next seven minutes could determine what my 7th grade year will look like. 11 other girls, competing for seven spots on the JAJH Cheer Team. My hands were shaking, and I was so nervous inside. What if I don’t make it? What if I make myself look like a complete fool? Falling on my face, tripping, doing the wrong cheer, all of these factors were racing through my mind. But I had to plaster that smile on my face, black shorts, white shirt, bow, tennis shoes, I was ready. Routines rushing through my head, one after the other, over and over. Five, six, seven, eight, one… Three days of practicing and learning the material for those next seven minutes.
Words can't even describe the adventure this schools varsity cheerleading program brings you through. There are easy and hard practices. There are obstacles to overcome. There are hardships and happiness. There are victories and loses. All of these aspects bring you through an experience that isn't quite like any other. One adventure.
Cheerleading began for me at the age of twelve. In the past I had played soccer, basketball, softball, did ballet. Basically every activity my mom could possibly put me in. All of those activities were okay, but cheerleading became something that was special to me. I first began cheering in middle school for the Hazelwood West Junior Wildcats. I cheered on the team throughout middle school literally dedicating all of my free time to cheerleading. I lived, ate, and dreamed cheer. I went on to continue cheering throughout my high school career, cheering for all Hazelwood West athletics, including: soccer, football, basketball, and wrestling. I was a hardcore dedicated athlete, and I had spirit like no other. From
Over the past two years (2014-2016) I have participated in the National Junior Honors Society. As a member, I commit to completing community service and to learning among my peers in order to develop into a superior leader. I have taken part in activities such as fundraisers, team building activities, and several forms of community services such as working in a soup kitchen, daycares and organizing social events. Recently, I volunteered for a week as a vendor at a temple in Tacoma, raising money for the establishment during the Cambodian New Year festival.
It was the summer before 9th grade. I wanted to tryout for the school cheer team. I had been going to the summer workouts and clinics where we were learning the material needed to make the team. Each day as it got closer to tryouts we were working on harder skills and perfecting those.
I am in Scholastic Scrimmage, which has been one of the most rewarding clubs I have been a part of and I have been captain of Varsity Scholastic Scrimmage during 11th and 12th grades. This year (12th grade) is the first year the team is going to EPC playoffs in over four years.
Getting the phone call that I had just been selected, as the cheer captain of my freshmen cheerleading team was probably one of my favorite high school memories. Cheerleading was something I actively participated in since I was in diapers. I guess you could say I loved being a cheerleader.
My dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm for cheerleading set me apart from the other applicants, along with my diversity with different types of cheerleading. I have 15 years of cheer experience at the all-star, junior high, high school, and at the collegiate level. I feel like this makes me a very well rounded leader because I have cheered with many different personalities and worked with coaches at each of these levels. As an all-star cheerleader, my coach selected me to perform an individual routine, I was a captain of my junior high cheer team, and was able to work closely with my high school cheer coach to help run practice after an jury my junior year. I hope that if I were to be selected to represent Hendrix College Cheerleading’s
Cheer Athletics in Plano is one of the most prestigious competition gyms in the country. There are other Cheer Athletics’ branches in other places like Frisco and Austin, but not one is as successful as Plano. It is the absolute best place to go for a serious cheerleader. The best and most experienced coaches work there and they are hungry to win. They expect every ounce of energy and athleticism to be left on the floor when we are finished performing. I have never had any problems with an authority figure until I started at Cheer Athletics.
Yearbook has become a huge chunk of my time every single day at school. I attend yearbook meetings and camps, create all types of lists and spreadsheets, organize and assign everything to staff members, but every single task is worth it. Thanks to all of my hard work and dedication, I climbed my way up from staffer to the most successful job of chief editor. I was able to gain outstanding people and communication skills along with writing skills. I have watched myself grow from a ball of anxiety and nerves to a confident and determined chief editor. Unlike everyday classes, yearbook has helped me to successfully learn about different people and life skills that I will be able to utilize in anything I am a part of whether it's college, a career, or even daily conversations. Anytime I am able to complete a task by a deadline or talk to a complete stranger, my heart will be content knowing that I am able to have success in so many different ways thanks to my unforgettable yearbook
During the summer break after my 11th grade, In order to complete my twelve hours of community service, and gain knowledge about how to organize an event. I participated in the Alhambra #5 Decade Reunion. It is latest two days, in the 14th and 15th of August 2015.