When I was in high school I was a cheerleader. It was a lot of fun. My favorite part was being able to wear my uniform to school every Friday during football season. We also put little cow bells on our sneakers. So, whenever we walked around, everyone could hear us coming. Football season is August through November.
Every week we had cheerleader practice after school. We would practice our cheers, make up skits, learn dances, plan pep rallies and paint huge posters for the football game. We also cheered during basketball games. All and all it was a blast!
In order to become a cheerleader, there were cheerleader try outs. We had to perform a cheer in front of the entire school and the students would vote for who they liked best. The 6 people who received the most votes would win. Also, in addition to student votes, the teachers were allowed to vote to make sure the students were good citizens. Tryouts were held in May, the last month of the school year, for the upcoming year.
In the summer, before the next school year, the cheerleaders would go to cheerleader camp. Here, we learned new stunts, cheers and dances. It was a lot of fun, but stressful as well because of the competition between schools to see who had the best cheerleaders.
Please let me know if you have any questions about cheerleaders. And for your amusement, here is a video of me doing a cartwheel. I took this the other day. Don’t laugh too hard!