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
Unfortunately, failure came before success. This experience has aided me in all other aspects of my life, because it serves as an encouragement whenever something does not go as planned. Having been apart of different cheer teams for about 5 year. Some of my accomplishments would include first place at nationals, first place winner at state, and first overall best at UCA camp. I was even able to make the SACS Varsity cheer team, which is an unforgettable experience knowing that they are one of the best in town.
Ski-u-Mah! Hoo-Rah!” Which then led the team to a victory. In 1923 is when women were allowed to finally cheer. This is the decade where cheerleaders added acrobatics and tumbling to their routines which leads me to my argument of why I believe cheerleading should be considered a sport. One reason why cheerleading should be considered a sport because of the physical activity that they do.
Zig Ziglar once said, “When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that's when your passion is born.” When you find something that you're good at and that you love, you’re driven to do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's cheerleading. I’ve learned so many things, not only about myself, but about other people and what I want in life from cheerleading. It’s safe to say being a cheerleader has impacted every single area in my life, for the better. If you would've told my ten year- old self that today I would be a cheerleader and love every single minute of it, she would’ve laughed and then probably thrown herself off of a cliff.
In the 1984 Olympics she earned a perfect 10.0 in Vault making her the first female gymnast in the U.S. to win the Olympic All Around title. “Mary Lou Retton’s wholesome exuberance won her many commercial endorsements, including the appearance on a Wheaties cereal box!”(biography.com) She is in great demand as a motivational speaker and corporate spokesperson. She made many commercials, appeared in several movies and T.V. shows, and is a popular speaker. Mary Lou Retton is still an amazing role model for many young athletes including gymnasts.
Cheerleading should be a sport because of the requirements, definitions, and the dangers. You could go from point flyer to having to communicate by blinking an eye. Cheerleading meets the Woman’s Sport Foundation Requirements.One requirement is it must be a Physical activity which involves propelling a mass through space or overcoming the resistance of mass. Stunting, cheerleaders hold and throw other people into the air and push them up with their arms and legs. Another rule is It must be governed by the rules that explicitly define the time, space and conditions under which a winner is declared.
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
Each child contains a gift vital to the well-being of the surrounding world. The number of gifts I saw in only the 181 girls I counseled was an immense one: leadership, compassion, organization, artistry, patience, positivity, humor, athleticism. Their gifts were irrefutably genetic, but like all young ideas, they required development. I provided this through simple encouragement and advice. I found opportunities for each girl to exercise her ability, impacting my other campers.
She has written so many important and meaningful poems. My favorite poem is actually one that my dance team is doing a piece to. The poem is called “Still I Rise” and it has different meanings to everyone. In Maya’s book, Letter to My Daughter, she states that everyone should do at least one this that has a positive impact in society. “Be certain that you do not die without doing something wonderful for humanity.” (Angelou 1) There’s something about that quote that gets me thinking.
My Personal History My name is Amber Solomons. I was born on the 15th of January 1997. I am the eldest of two and I have lived with my parents for all my life. I attended Heathfield primary school where I did ballet, athletics and cross country as my extra-mural activities. I really enjoyed cross country very much and continued to do it in high school.
Cheerleading leads you to finding the best of your abilities and skills in yourself, which is very important in each sport, especially cheerleading. Tumbling down the court once again she lands perfectly on her feet after doing a back handspring. The crowd cheers for her as she says to her teammates and coach “I love this sport and I could never leave it from an ankle injury.” Cheerleading is an amazing sport that delivers camaraderie, competition, and provided injuries that will pick back up again. Cheer is a sport.
As I turned around to view the scoreboard, tears welled up in my eyes. Not only was I ecstatic to see I qualified, but I was also immensely proud to see the hard work and balance of school, gymnastics, and softball pay off. During my sophomore year of high school, I pursued three major activities at once. A typical day of mine would include classes, high school softball practice until six, gymnastics practice until around eight thirty, and homework at nine to top it all off. Yes, I chose to juggle all three at once.
ILHS varsity cheer coach Erin McConnell said that although they will not be competing this year, she’s looking forward to growing her squad’s talent, the reputation of the program and encouraging the girls to be good role models in the community. Staying busy hosting their annual youth cheer camp, ILHS varsity squad is focused on doing their best for football season and helping the youth learn “big girl cheers.” “With a few great tumblers this year, we’re working on stunts to keep the crowd involved and increase school spirit,” McConnell said. ILHS cheer squad: Claire Chapman, Macy Chassereau, Kayla Custer, Lauren Cvitkovic, Chandler Gladu, Crystal Johnson, Cassidy Kraft, Amber Lennox, Caitlyn Loughry, Jada Penn, Baylee Rowland, Joey Sorce and Sara