Discus Award Winner
11th Grade, NC
I work with a special needs cheerleading squad at Charlotte Allstars. This upcoming season will be my third season working with them. I attend their practice which is once a week for 2 hours. I also attend competitions with them and help make sure they are where they need to be and they all stay together. Along with this I also assist them on the floor during the routine with their tumbling, stunting, and dance. Along with working with this Special Needs team this past year I helped with the Cabarrus County Special Olympics.
I am a member of the AWSUM club at my school and this past school year I helped with a Thanksgiving meal for the homeless. Through my schools BETA Club I also helped make sandwiches for the homeless.
During my high school career I have taken at least three honors classes a year. I am a member of my schools BETA Club my GPA is a 3.78. This past year I took the Plan test at my school and scored a 18. I am going into my Junior year and will take three honors classes this year. This year I will be taking the PSAT and the SAT to help prepare for applying to colleges next year.
I am entering my ninth year of Allstar Cheerleading. I also cheered for my school freshman year on Varsity. However, I have decided not to cheer for school so that I can focus on academics and Allstars. In allstars we have team practice twice a week and individual tumble once a week. Cheerleading is very demanding not only physically but mentally. You are in constant motion and have to not only focus on what you are doing at that particular moment but also on what you are about to do. Some feel that cheerleading is not a sport however, we are just as focused as anyother athlete. We attend at least seven competitions a year.