This experience taught me that even when something gets tough, I can overcome it. Cheerleading is one of, if not the best memory I have from high school. Ms. Traska made all of us not only think about cheerleading but also made us think about each other. I don't think that I would be as close to my cheerleading girls as I am without her as a coach. She kept as organized and helped make us all have our own responsibilities on the team.
As a student in highschool, I contribute to numerous teams. I participate in cheerleading for varsity football and basketball. For cheerleading we all work together and create cheers and dances that we perform at games. We also are assigned to compose cheers by ourselves to teach the whole squad. I have been a cheerleader for three years now.
Cheerleading allows me to participate in activities that contribute to worthwhile programs within my community as well. The team participates in the Smiles program that allows downs syndrome kids to cheer with my school team on game nights. I was also able to organize a group to participate in the Susan G Komen Walk for the Cure which carried significant importance to me since my grandmother passed away from breast cancer. These have been outstanding experiences that I might not have been involved with if I was not participating in cheer. When I started cheerleading, I thought it was all about winning the trophy
A new coach to Chaska is a familiar face for girls basketball, former Chaska Athena triathlete Ellen Degler is this year’s JV girls basketball coach. Ellen Degler is a Chaska Alumni, a previous player for the Chaska Hawks girls basketball team. Her high school experience was one to remember. Degler said that she was blessed with a lot of opportunity in high school, and those opportunities brought her and her team success. “The two opportunities I was able to go to the State Tournament were definitely my highlight moments.” Degler said.
There are a lot of sports that you can play that are fun to play and watch! Cheerleading is one of the best sports ever created. Most people think cheerleading is not a sport but I am here to tell you that CHEERLEADING IS A SPORT. Some of the best cheer teams are World Cup, Cheer Athletics, Spirit of Texas, Woodland Elite, and Cheer Xtreme. All of these gyms have been to big competitions like Worlds and Summit.
Cheerleading teaches responsibility, teamwork, and leadership. In cheer, they have to take responsibility if cheerleaders forget a count or the stunt messes up because they did not do something correctly. Cheerleaders have to work with their team and stunt group to perfect their routine and have a positive attitude. Leadership skills are a major key to cheerleading because everyone is a leader and can give suggestions to the team and help everyone out. “According to a survey conducted by Varsity Brands...cheerleaders were more likely to hold a leadership position in their school or community (Healthline).” The word leader is in the name of the activity and shows that cheerleaders or more than cheerleaders but are also team players.
Activity: cheerleading _____________________________________ Date: __7th grade_____________________ Your Role: _dancer and lifter______ Description of Activity: _We made a coreography for our presentations and needed to worck together to lift and catch our friends that were going in the air.____________________________________________ How does your participation in this activity illustrate any specific Academic Achievement, Leadership, Service, Character and/or Citizenship traits as described on page 2 of the application? Indicate how your performance shows you went above and beyond the required expectations. Answer in paragraph form. _My participation in cheerleading illustrates leadership and character. It illustrates leadership because we need to be good problem solvers when something goes wrong in the performance or the practice, and we participated in
I want to be a GHS cheer captain. I may not be one of the most talented girls on the squad, but I feel I am one of the most dedicated. I have cheered for going on 4 years now and I know all the ins and outs of cheerleading. I have had my fair share of good captains and not so good captains, therefore I know what I need to do to leave a positive impact on all of you, as a captain. I know it is a lot of responsibility but I think I have the skills and leadership to take those responsibilities on.
Classmate Interview: Wearing big bows, a pound of glitter and tight skirts is a normal day for Joy Barber. Joy Barber always knew that she would be a cheerleader in college. Since the age of 7 she has cheered competitively. At a young age Joy started cheering, unfortunately as a freshman in high school her dream was almost destroyed. After tearing her ACL Joy used her injury as motivation.
To my luck, my Mom agreed to find me a gym to join the sport when I was in second grade. Now, for many athletes, this story would continue on to tell about how the sport changed her life by teaching dedication, motivation, character building and leadership skills. Naturally, I would credit my involvement in competitive cheerleading with helping to build all those attributes in myself. However, it was one of my very lowest moments that led me to develop a passion for a professional nursing degree. Six years later