Har-Ber Cheer takes on Nationals

Chloe Mangham, Opinion Editor

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The team’s nerves are at an all time high as they wait anxiously to perform. Nerves subside as they run onto the mat to compete their hardest for their chance to win Nationals. ‘This could be our year,’ she thinks as they take their positions and wait for their music to be played.

For the third time, the cheer team competed their way to Nationals in Orlando, Florida. This year on February 11-12, Nationals will be held in Walt Disney World. The team will be performing at the ESPN complex in Disney World. They will have the opportunity to compete against teams from all over the country for a chance to win.

“If we win Nationals we would of course bring home a trophy, receive those white jackets every cheerleader wants, and pre-made nationals rings,” senior Maggie Weber said.

Nationals is not only an exciting opportunity, but it is the highest competition a high school team can compete in, so to say this is a big thing is an understatement. The competition will be aired on national television where thousands of people will be watching.  

“Going to and competing at nationals is really important to us. It is our chance to show everyone what we are about, and what Har-Ber cheer can really do,” sophomore Sophia Mangham said.

When they arrive to nationals, they have to practice before they compete. However, it is not all hard work and no play. While in Disney World, the team gets to relax and go to the parks.

Har-Ber’s team has been practicing hard and long to compete against other talented teams. The team practices every day during school, Thursday mornings, and occasionally after school and on the weekends. In 2015, Har-Ber cheer won 13th place, then in 2016, they won 3rd place, so their chance to win big has been raised higher.

“I think we will do great if we keep our minds focused on getting a trophy and do our routine to the best of our ability,” junior Delaney Wise said.

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