Personal Essay: A Short Story Of A Cheer Team

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As a young child, Robyn was a very shy and small person. She loved playing with her three older brothers and the family dog. As she started to age, she slowly found her voice and her love of moving. Moving any which way. Dancing, running, tumbling, climbing, anything to feel her blood pumping. Although in general she’s a very quiet person, once she starts moving she comes alive. She went into many sports growing up. Swimming, dance, gymnastics, and many others. All of which she couldn’t stand. She spent years treading going to this lessons and practices. Finally her mom let her quit and the quest to find something new began. She searched and searched but none were quiet what she wanted. One day, her mom’s friend invited her and Robyn to go …show more content…
Since Robyn is generally such a quiet person, she couldn’t find the confidence to ask her mom if she could try cheerleading. After a couple months, she finally asked. Her mom stared at her in disbelief. “I was so surprised since she hated gymnastics and dance. Cheer is just a combination of those!” says her mom. But of course her mom let her tryout for a cheer team. They immediately jumped into action searching for a cheer team she could at least tryout for. Tryouts for the only cheer team in calgary were weeks before, making the chances of making the team very slim. The day of the tryout was a dark and gloomy one, but not to Robyn. She was almost hopping with excited and nerves. The team embraced her as an equal and everyone acted like she was already part of the team. Everything came so naturally to her and she loved every minute of it. Soon after, the call came saying that she made the team. The season of cheer was amazing. Her team got first place in every competition except for one. With the first year over, her team started to prepare for the next year, having tryouts and testing our strengths and weaknesses. The next season started and they started to perfect their

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