Sunday, April 24, 2016

Personally, I do not think cheerleader get enough credit for all they do. They are consistently fighting for people to believe with them that it is a sport. While, cheering at games on Friday nights, practices everyday after school, and trying to keep up with school. Also, in some cases the cheerleaders are the. Leader of the school. They are the people everyone looks at from other schools. That meaning, they should keep a good reputation. Little children also look up to them. So as a cheerleader it is very important to keep up with school, be responsible, and make good choices. Being a cheerleader is one of the most important things to me. Therefore, it keeps me from making some choices that may not be so great.  It's truly my passion and never leaves when other things and people do.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Over the weekend, the University of Kentucky had their stunting clinic. There are many very talented girls and boys that attend these clinics. Many, have future goals to attend the UK and cheer so just for fun. Last fall I went to the clinic and learned many new skills and improved. These clinics are strictly tumbling and stunting. They try any stunt you would be willing to try also. Everyone is separated into groups and you are timed at each group of cheerleaders. Also another important thing that takes place is if you are a senior, the Kentucky cheerleaders watch you and write down notes. If they think you are good enough you can get a bid to try out for their team for the following season. You have to have a bid to tryout for their team. Their try out process is extremely intense and difficult to make. But if you have the skills and the talent to be great at something, go big or go home.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

On Friday we had cheerleading tryout I get to cheer with my best friend for our senior year on varsity.   I'm very excited for this up coming season. The variety team consists of Kacie, Angus, Sierra, Madison, Maddie, Sydney, Olivia, Abby, Savannah, Jill, Johnna. I am also very excited I get a senior night this year. Although, it is very weird not having tanner and Heather as a coach. The judges for tryouts were Mrs. mcfateridge, Stephane Moody, and Kelc Fuqua. Everyone did every well. There are also 10 junior varsity team members. Over the year we will go to many camps, cheer at many games and, go to many competitions. Including some as far away in Chicago. I can't wait to see what this season brings for all of us and how much everyone grows. In my final year of high school.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

First, you're in the back watching all the teams warm up. Then it's you teams turn. First, you stretch, then jumps, then tumbling, then stunts. You see all the other teams watching and you try to show off a little bit. Finally you are next. Your emotions are going crazy, you're happy but your sad. You're excited but your nervous. You grab hands in a circle for your last team pep talk, which always leaves you almost in tears. You're team prays. Then you find your self standing in line behind this big curtain, thinking of how blessed you are to be a part of their cheerleading careers. You walk through the curtain and the lights hit you. You can't see anything but you can hear everyone screaming and cheering your name. (Cheerleading competitions are so weird cheerleaders cheering for cheerleading lol what?) Finally the anncouncer says, "paris you may take the floor. " At this point you can't feel your body. But then the music starts and everything goes away, you hit everyone motion, stunt, and tumbling pass. Then it's all over, you just hit a perfect routine. Your laying on the mat hugging your team yes and crying because of what you just did. Then reality hits you the smiles turn to tears. You find yourself never wanting to leave that mat. The feeling of a state final cheer competition just can't be put into words.