I was actually late to try out for my high school dance team, I had to try out by myself and to be honest I loved it because I am the shyest person you will ever meet if I don’t know you. I also had no idea what I was doing. A. I did make the team though, and during those 4 years me and my 2 best friends became the best seniors on the team. I didn’t just like dance because I was good at it either. There was so much bonding on that team, lots of fights too, which made you really get to know the girls honestly.
I have been playing soccer since before I could even walk. In fact, I joined my first soccer team at the age of five. Soccer is something I have always loved and been passionate about. When I was on the co-ed recreation league teams I was one of the only girls on my team, so I had to compete with boys who doubted me and thought I was weak. I worked hard during practice and out of practice to become better and, eventually, I became more aggressive than them.
I walked out into the hallway and could hardly breathe. I was pulled from the competition but still traveled with the team. It was sad to see them perform without me, but I knew my health was more important. Senior year, I started cheerleading with new coach and everything was going well. No one had been hit in the head or hurt.
What more could my siblings and I ask for? “When you take things for granted, the things you are granted gets taken” is a quote that began to play a substantial part in my life. Never would I have ever thought my family would be cleaved apart. The separation brought me problems emotionally, financially, and also socially. Furthermore, around the time of me finding out my parents were divorcing, I was informed the amazing news of me becoming captain of the Selma High School Cheerleading Squad.
I have been cheerleading for the past 7 years, and truly love it. Ever since a young girl, I have admired the Perrysburg High School cheerleaders. Cheerleading helps me express myself, and define who I am as a person. Cheerleading has been my passion since a young girl, and I have a true love for it. Cheerleading has helped me grow as a person, and has helped me become more confident in myself.
for the first two years I always complained “It's so boring” and stuff like “don't force me to go again” but I got my stubbornness from my parents, so I kept going. It took a long time for me to stop complaining and realize that nothing is really “girly”. It wasn't until my fourth year that i realized it was something i really enjoyed. the dance shoppe has weekly hour long classes, usually just practicing, learning new steps, and combos and stuff. Then once it hits christmas break, we start to learn our dance.
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 member of a team, I had to fully commit myself, because my actions did not only have an effect on myself but my teammates as well. Giving 110% was something my parents had taught me to always do. I learned the importance of responsibility. I told my mom my junior year of high school that I wanted to play lacrosse in college. She had told me if I really wanted to play in college that I would have to work hard, practice more and focus on my grades.
As an eighth grader, Tamika Catchings would always go watch her sister’s practice with her high school varsity basketball team and as she would watch, she would literally itch to get out there and play and she looked forward to playing in another year because if she was an even match to her sister in the driveway, she could imagine herself fitting in against juniors and seniors without any problem. Tamika and her sister Tauj were super close but while playing on the varsity basketball team together, there were some rough patches like sadness, distance, frustration, and jealousy. So, after Tamika made the varsity basketball team, they called her and tauj “the Catching Sisters”. Tamika and her sister were doing very special things together
I went through the day thinking it 's just another regular boring day. However, later that night I was thinking, I’m just going to put an “Out of Order” sticker on my forehead and just call it a day. I was at gymnastics practice like usual. Getting ready to do one of my favorite events, vault. Surprisingly, my teammates and I were doing a different warm up than usual.
I am an active member in a wide variety of activities. I am very involved in 4-H and FFA. Through these clubs, I have participated in many community service projects. I work hard in the classroom and I’m very goal driven. I have a 3.14 GPA, and I strive to do better each and every day.
As I was playing, I began to ease up and go back to that place where I was in the band hall by myself. After walking out of that room, many people told me I did very well, which I could believe. You would think that after auditioning though, the stress would go away, but it was no where near over. After auditioning, the anxiety of wanting to know whether or not you made it really hit me. I was a nervous wreck until the most amazing thing happened.