Cheer squad hosts clinic

Stefania Pasetto, Reporter

On 20 of September, the cheer team hosted a clinic in the gym of the school, teaching children some cheer basics and working on a performance for a football match.

Two days later, the material that the children learned was shown to their parents during halftime of the Central vs. Southwest football game.

“Thanks to this, the kids can get an idea of what being a cheerleader is like,” junior Ellie Traeger said.

This initiative was a fundraiser for their national competition, but also a great way to give a good impression about the cheer program and an opportunity for future Wildcats to be involved in this activity.

“I expected them to gain confidence when they are asked them to perform in front of a crowd,” senior Maggie Weber said.

       It was a new experience for the children, who were from kindergarten to sixth grade, to have the opportunity to be a cheerleader for a day.

“The children should have fun, even if cheer isn’t what they hope to do in their life,” junior Tristen Porter said.

Cheerleaders experienced what it means be on the other side and realized that they can be an example for the new generations.

“I think this experience helped me to find out that I’m able to be a coach and to teach little kids,” junior Lexi Powers.

           The team had fun, and the kids learned lots of things in a different way. Maybe some of them will become cheerleaders.