Personal Narrative: My Last Cheerleading Competition

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Everyone has had that one life lesson or moral that they have learned one time or another. It might be “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” or “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.” Mine happened to be “winning isn’t everything.” I learned my important life lesson on May 6, 2017. I remember the bright lights and the roaring crowd as my team and I walked on stage for what would be my last cheerleading competition. I was having mixed emotions; I was anxious because it would be the last time cheering with people I love, and I was afraid of messing up. I looked at my friend Landry and said, “We got this!” She looked at me and smiled. The music started and I began the routine which I had done millions of times before. After we finished our routine, the parents, the athletes, and my coaches met up so we could discuss how we thought we did. I felt we did extremely well and I was confident that we would win. After we met up, my family and I went outside to go to the car. The competition was being held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, which is a few blocks from the beach, so I could feel the chilled breeze in the air and could smell the salty aroma of the ocean.…show more content…
We decided to go to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Soon after we ate, we had to return to the convention center for the results. My team and I waited on stage for our division to be called. Right before the announcer said the results, we all held hands in anticipation and excitement. We just knew we were going to win.
The announcer said, “In the junior level one rec cheer division in second place we have... AIM
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