Cheerleaders Participate in Iowa Cheer Honor Squad

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Angie Zehr

In the UNI-Dome, seniors Chloe Wilson, Malena Grummitt, and Austyn Isaacs cheer at half-time of the High School State Championship football game.

Emma Merkes, Contents Editor

On Friday, Nov. 22, senior cheerleaders Chloe Wilson, Malena Grummitt, and Austyn Isaacs performed in the UNI-Dome for Iowa Cheer Honor Squad at the High School State Championship football game. 

Angie Zehr, cheerleading coach, gave the three girls the opportunity to participate because they possess a strong passion for cheer. 

Everyone just welcomed you with open arms, and it was such a fun environment.”

— Malena Grummitt

“It was a good experience,” Wilson said. “I am glad that Angie is our coach because she’s helped us grow and have more opportunities than in past years.” 

Initially, they were nervous, partially because they practiced only three times.

“I was scared that I would look dumb,” Isaacs said. “We watched last years’ video and got told it was hard, but this year’s was harder.”

Wilson was blown away by how intense the stunting was. 

“I wasn’t confident that I was going to be able to meet the skill level of other girls there,” Wilson said.

However, in the end, they felt they performed as well as everyone else.

Everyone gave 110 percent.”

— Malena Grummitt

“I’m not a good dancer whatsoever, so I was scared I was going to screw up the dance and just fall,” Grummit said. “But honestly, the way they taught it made it a breeze, and I didn’t realize how difficult it actually was.”

Grummit felt the environment was extremely positive.

“Everyone just welcomed you with open arms, and it was such a fun environment,” Grummit said. “Everyone gave 110 percent.”

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