Can’t Hide Their Pride

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Can’t Hide Their Pride

In the 2018-2019 season, sophomore JoEllen Reep and junior Cierra Hiser base junior Jaylee Meyer as they do a cheer to get the crowd pumped. “I’m really excited for this year because it’s my senior year. I like stunts because you never know what’s going to happen,” Meyer said.

In the 2018-2019 season, sophomore JoEllen Reep and junior Cierra Hiser base junior Jaylee Meyer as they do a cheer to get the crowd pumped. “I’m really excited for this year because it’s my senior year. I like stunts because you never know what’s going to happen,” Meyer said.

Photo by Tatum Wykes

In the 2018-2019 season, sophomore JoEllen Reep and junior Cierra Hiser base junior Jaylee Meyer as they do a cheer to get the crowd pumped. “I’m really excited for this year because it’s my senior year. I like stunts because you never know what’s going to happen,” Meyer said.

Photo by Tatum Wykes

Photo by Tatum Wykes

In the 2018-2019 season, sophomore JoEllen Reep and junior Cierra Hiser base junior Jaylee Meyer as they do a cheer to get the crowd pumped. “I’m really excited for this year because it’s my senior year. I like stunts because you never know what’s going to happen,” Meyer said.

Written by Tatum Wykes, photo editor

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Cheer tryouts for the 2019-2020 cheer team were held from April 1-4. Practice was in the morning before school from 6 to 7 a.m, then again after school at 4:15 p.m. There were nine middle schoolers and 10 high schoolers participating. Eight people are allowed per team.

“I am looking forward to having new friends and am excited in having the opportunity to cheer a lot more and excited to just represent the school as a whole,” 8th grader Faith Stuhlsatz said.

For tryouts the girls had to ‘spirit in,’ perform a kick and a jump of their choice, and perform a chant and cheer. They had to get above an 80% to make the team, with 125 of the points coming from teacher evaluation sheets.

The new high school cheer team is current 8th graders Ava Schulte, Faith Stuhstalz, and Hannah Zoglmann; freshman Emma Zoglmann; sophomores JoEllen Reep and Tatum Wykes; and juniors Cierra Hiser and Jaylee Meyer.

“Before tryouts, I was really nervous if I would make it,” Reep said. “After, I was relieved and happy about who made the team.”  

Former cheerleaders said they like cheer for many reasons, such as being part of a team, making new friends, showing off school spirit, helping others on the team become more outgoing, and forming bonds with others.

“Returning members may have more responsibility because we already know what we’re doing and have to help others and stepping up our role to be better,” Zoglmann said.