Our team name was the Cheer Eclipse Comets. This was my tenth season doing competitive cheerleading. People have always told me that Worlds is the most prestigious competition that I will ever get to experience. You don’t realize how amazing it truly is until you see it for yourself. When I made this Worlds team at such a young age, I felt honored and amazed that I got to represent such an amazing team.
While I have various interests and talents that have me involved in numerous activities and clubs, the role which best defines me is my involvement with cheerleading. I cheer in High School and on a competitive team at Cheer Athletics which required a significant amount of my childhood to train to reach the highest competitive level. While High School cheer is mostly social, competitive cheer is my passion as it requires significant tumbling, jumping, stunting, and dance related skills that are fine-tuned over many years of training. This hard core training has taught me many important life skills that I believe will allow me to be successful in all aspects of my life. I started competing at Cheer Athletics when I was six years old as I
This group of people was so diverse and they all had their own personalities, yet not a single one of them had a hateful bone in their body. This of course was just the first of many Special Olympics, and although it was the first that opened my eyes to this world it was not the one that truly helped my change and grow as a person. It was actually because of this that led to the event that changed me. My sister enjoyed the Special Olympics so much that we put her into a Special Olympics gymnastics team. The kids were great, the coaches were great and overall everything was lovely.
All of my life she has played the role of worst enemy and best friend all at the same time. She has always been involved with gymnastics so ever since I was born I have been dragged to gymnastics meets and forced to watch the same four routines repeatedly. I used to be incredibly jealous of how much attention she got from my parents and how successful she was but I got over myself and moved on. If I ever have a problem or am looking for advice, I know that she will always have my back. I would say that each year we get a little bit closer and friendlier towards each other.
Never forgetting where I started and the person who helped me get to where I am today, I practice hard and continue to get positive results for my club team and myself. This is a meaningful memory for me because without Ms. Jackie I wouldn’t have been competing on the ice and winning medals. If I hadn’t been skating I wouldn’t be coaching and teaching kids who are 3 to 12 years old to skate and enjoy skating. I had always been a shy person, but skating allowed me to express myself and connect with others. I have become much more confident through figure skating and learned how to work and cooperate with others when I perform in groups for shows.
It is incredible how much upper body strength some of the stunts really do need. I now have cheered for over 7 years and I will never go back to anything else." Teams must be in top shape, especially in competitive cheer to preform perfectly and make sure it's all safe, not to mention the amounts of cardio they must go through to stay in shape (Lewis). Wrapping things up, cheer is harder than meets the eye. But many people don't realize that's the point, if you didn't look at the girls and say, "I could do that" then it's not done well enough.
I have never been the best volleyball player out there. However, that has never stopped me from working to be the best player I can be. I have spent hours in the gym doing private lessons to work with a coach one on one to improve my game. I have spent hours with personal trainers working to improve my speed, jumping, strength, and all the things that come becoming a better athlete. Because of this hard work, I lettered varsity my freshman year at Crown Point, and I was placed on the varsity Munster volleyball team.
I had been in gymnastics for 3 years before the incident. I loved it and it was always really fun for me. My favorite part of practice was going on the trampolines. I had always been afraid of the bars, especially when we had to stand up on the smaller one and jump to the bigger one, I always thought I was going to get hurt. I went to practice one day and I had to go on the tumble track.
I went in with a negative attitude, but I remember walking out of that gym after every practice having accomplished something new. After a few months my jumps got higher, my stunt group had the highest basket toss, I got a back-tuck. Everything fell into its place, and I finally discovered what I loved most. I am so grateful I never quit after that first practice, cheer has shaped who I am today. I’m now a captain and three year cheerleader at Brighton, 2 year United Spirit Association All-American Athlete, and planning to cheer in college.
Marsha was encouraged to be an Athletic Trainer by playing so many sports in high school and seeing the Athletic Trainer do such a great job. She realized how important an Athletic Trainer was and how much of a difference they made. The Athletic Trainers are at every game and aside from being prepared for a player to get hurt, they are also there cheering for your victory. The Athletic Trainer at the
Jordan Ashford would describe herself as determined, outgoing, athletic, artistic and family oriented. Academics are extremely important to Jordan; she has won many awards recognizing her for her grades and achievements, such as her induction into Spanish Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society. Setting her goal of having a 4.0 gpa all four years of high school has allowed her to maintain a 3.9 gpa in her past two years of high school. Jordan started sports at the age of four; she did competitive cheerleading for seven years and middle school cheerleading for two years. Following this, she began taking gymnastics lessons and was then asked to join a competitive gymnastics team, which she did for 2 years.