Family & Friends are encouraged to attend our final performance on Wednesday in Horton Field House. Please consider arriving around 9:00 AM if you wish to see our final performance.
Last night, I split the girls into two groups: JV (Freshmen & Sophomores) and Varsity (Juniors and Seniors). At the end of each day, I ask the groups to reflect on their day and to nominate their peers for awards. The Varsity votes on two JV athletes that (1) showed leadership and (2) worked hard or improved. The Junior Varsity girls also vote on a Varsity athlete who displayed leadership and hard work. I also reflect on the day and award a “Coaches Choice” award for one varsity athlete and one JV athlete.
VARSITY AWARDS (as voted on by the JV girls)
Leadership: Lindsay White - Lindsay uses every opportunity to teach, guide, and mentor the underclassmen. They look to her as someone who offers good advice, always shows patience, and explains concepts clearly.
Hard Work/Most Improved: Chloe Morgan - Chloe lets her actions speak louder than her words. She works hard when she stunts and also concentrates completely when learning new dances or cheers. She doesn’t quit until she knows that she has it perfect.
JV AWARDS (as voted on by the Varsity girls)
Leadership: Lexi Graybeal – Lexi was put into an uncomfortable situation within the first two hours of camp. She was asked to step in as a secondary base for Destinee’s stunt group. She didn’t show a sign of fear, asked questions when she needed to, listened closely to instructions and technique, and worked hard. Lexi based for the first time in her life today and as a spectator, you would never know it. She stepped up to the plate without hesitation and worked hard to keep up with her all-Junior stunt group. Way to go Lexi!
Hard Work/Most Improved: Raelyn O’Brien – Raelyn is a tireless perfectionist. She doesn’t quit working until the stunt is in the air!! The upperclassmen see her as someone who improved BECAUSE she worked hard and wanted to learn and absorb every stunt!!
JV Athlete: Lexi Graybeal – On top of her ability to work hard and learn quickly when she stunts, Lexi perfected the dance and performed in a dance off competition in front of the ENTIRE camp today! She is always focused working to better herself and her team!
Varsity Athlete: Kati Winkle – Kati taught Lexi all that she needed to know in the area of stunting and also picked up the dance faster than anyone else on the team. She is someone who also focuses to constantly better herself and her team. Kati always leads by example.
SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to Nicci Pruser and Destinee Evans for doing their skills perfectly, putting your trust in a new base, and accomplishing tasks through Teamwork!
LHS Cheer also brought the KINDCampaign to Cheer Camp! There are pictures below of our Senior girls on the microphone telling the entire camp about our KIND Campaign experience at school. LHS handed out "Kind Campaign packets" for each school/squad :)
Day #1 was a lot of fun, the girls are really getting used to their new stunt groups and I have seen a great deal of improvement in all of our cheerleaders today. Everyone seemed to sleep well, meals have been awesome, the kids are making healthy choices and drinking TONS of water J I will write another post this evening with a summary of Day #2 events! More award announcements, stories, and pictures to come! Stay tuned... For now, here are some pictures from Day #1!