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Showcase the Cheer

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The cheerleading team cheers on the football players as they aim to score a touchdown. Football games, along with other sports, help the team prepare for upcoming showcases (Photo by G. Galloway).

Over the weekend, the school’s cheerleading team participated in the 2023 Cheerleading Showcase. This is an important event for Spring Hill along with other schools, as they also attend the yearly showcase. The showcase is inclusive, as it not only allows for high school cheerleaders to show off their skills they improved on or even learned that year, but it also lets middle schooler cheerleaders participate and get a glimpse of what high school cheerleading is all about. Based on previous years, this event has impacted the amount of middle schoolers that decide to join cheerleading once they enter high school. 

 “We had multiple high school and middle school teams sign up, plenty of

Ava Best, 10, and Abigail Gholston, 12, practiced one of their stunts at a late-night football game. Along with others, these stunts are quite difficult to learn, but practicing them makes it all worth it once the showcase comes around (Photo by G. Galloway).

workers and plenty of food for the concessions,” said Haley Whitcraft, cheerleader, 12. “There isn’t a first, second, or third place exactly, you just get rated with numbers; one being the best and so on.”

However, this year was different. In previous years, the cheerleading team attended showcases at different schools, such as the Olathe district. However, this year, that changed. 

“We decided to host the showcase here. It’s something we’ve never done before.” said Ava Best, cheerleader, 10. “We usually go to other schools, but we wanted to make our own and we just thought it would serve as a good fundraiser for the team. It was really fun to host.”

Although the school has not hosted the cheerleading showcase in the past, it is safe to infer from all the feedback, that it was a good decision and made for a great experience for not only the cheerleaders who performed, but also the audience members and judges.

 

 

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Macey Chaulk, Staff Writer
Hi! I’m Macey Chaulk and this is my first year in SPUB. I don’t have much prior experience with photography, but I took Journalism in seventh grade and ninth grade. Throughout my childhood, I always had a passion for writing in my free time and it’s just been a big part of my life. I am mostly excited to be able to become more involved with the SPUB community and meet new people. Outside of school, I am involved in soccer and like to spend my free time reading, writing, and baking.  

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