2007-2008 Varsity Squad
Andrea Tyler (C)
Sr.
Hannah Scott (CC)
Sr.
Morgan Lewis
Sr.
Cati Hornbuckle
Sr.
Naomi Berkey
Sr.
Kali Smith
Jr.
Brittany Smith
Jr.
Samantha Blackmon
Jr.
Kayla Ricks
So.
Joyce Lesley
So.
Kayla Birmingham
So.
Jennifer Beard
So.
Ashley Tidwell
So.
Christina Olmstead
So.
2007-2008 Junior Varsity Squad
Brittney Ewing (C)
Fr.
Taylor Ransom (CC)
Fr.
Lauren Tate
Fr.
Kaitlin Oswalt
8th
Whitney Meacham
8th
C.J. Herring
8th
Tiffany Angle
8th
Nicki Cleghorn
8th
Samantha Noblit
8th
Hannah Robinson
8th
Abbi Checkley
8th
Morgan Branham
8th
Haley McCay
7th
Alex Hornbuckle
7th
Tori Swindle
7th
Shelby Self
8th
Past Squads
 

2007-2008

Cheerleading Clinic and Try-outs

Cheerleading Clinic is a three day learning experience for potential cheerleaders. Girls learn a dance, a chant, a cheer, and jumps which will be the key to making the 2007-2008 Cheerleading Squad. The process is a grueling week-long training exercise that requires dedication and perseverance to survive.

Day One: Monday, February 12

On the first day of clinic, excitement was in the air. Nervousness also played a key role in the actions of hopeful cheerleaders. Naomi Berkey,who is trying out for the first time stated," It was very challenging, but in the long run it was a lot of fun and everything worked out for the best." The girls were taught the first half of the dance they will have to perform for the judges on Friday along with a cheer, a chant, and their jumps. This is just the first step of a long journey for these hard-working girls.

 

Day Two: Tuesday, February 13

As nerves had settled the only thing on the girls' minds was just to learn the required material. With only one day of clinic left, the girls want to perfect everything that is thrown at them. Both J.V. and Varsity learned the cheer and finished the dance that was started on Monday. By performing the dance in groups of two in front of the rest of the girls, the girls got a taste of what it will be like to strut their stuff for the judges. They also did their jumps to make sure that every toe was pointed every arm was in just the right spot and every leg was as high as it would go. The girls also picked their partners and try-out numbers to see when they will perform. With the big day drawing near, all of the girls are getting very excited.

 

Day Three: Wednesday, February 14

On the last day of clinic the girls learned the chant and perfected the dance, cheer, and jumps that the judges would soon be watching. They practiced how everything would go for mock try-outs the next day. They split up with their partners and performed for the rest of the group. After every group had performed, the contestants for Varsity were called out in the lobby. Mrs. Swindle had a talk with the girls and told them that their week was over. She wanted everyone trying out for Varsity to make it! With lots of screams, hugs, and a few tears a new squad of fourteen was formed. Congratulations to those hard-working and dedicated girls that stuck with it. However, the J.V. girls are not finished yet. They will have to endure the mock try-outs and on Friday the real thing. Good luck girls!

Day Four: Thursday, February 15

Mock try-outs are finally here. After a long three days the girls trying out for junior varsity cheerleaders were ready to make sure they had everything perfect. They split up into their groups of four to perform the cheer and the dance. When the group had completed that they went back into the locker room. Once every group of four was finished the girls went back out showing spirit with just their partners to show off their jumps and chant. They made their final adjustments and are now anxiously awaiting the big day. All they have left to do is put on that big smile and wow the judges for the real try-outs. Best of luck to all the girls. Work it!

Day Five: Friday, February 16

The big day finally arrived! With many nerves, all of the girls trying out did their best. As they stood in front of the judges, their anxiousness was overly abundent. They went out in their groups of four then two to perform. After every group had seen the judges twice, they all sat waiting for the final word on who would be named the next Junior Varsity squad. Out of thirty-four only sixteen were chosen to hold the title. Congratulations to all that did well.