Cheerleading Research Papers

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It all started June 12, 1999 in Atlanta, Ga. A new baby, Sara Glass, came into the world not knowing the adventurous life ahead of her. The sassy toddler was drawn to sports at a young age. At three years old, she performed in the arts of ballet and gymnastics. As the years went by, her interest for cheerleading grew stronger than her previous love for gymnastics and ballet. It was as if she was bulldozer knocking down every obstacle in sight. She was in the gym day and night to improve her skills. As the training progressed, she became mentally stronger. Nothing could stop her from reaching her goal of a level five athlete, which the highest level in all-star cheerleading. Something about the fierce competition and intense workouts was intriguing. The extreme practice schedule of fifteen hours a week, at minimum, was nothing compared to the passion she felt for this sport. Her level of interest …show more content…
A lady by the name of Ms. Ethel Powers then approached her about doing another program known as Work Based Learning. It permitted fifteen hours of work per week at a medical billing company named Extension Express. She can be reached at the office Monday-Friday between hours 12pm-3pm at the phone number 770-908-9899. There was nothing better than not having go to high school and getting paid to do so. These programs were challenging not only because of the higher level of education, but also being a working student, a varsity football cheerleading captain, a level 5 all-star cheerleader, and still finding time to be involved in extra curricular activities like Beta Club, National Honors Society, FBLA, etc. The pressure was extremely high, because it would be difficult to maintain the grade point average of 4.2 and partake in an enormous amount of events. It will be an incredible feeling to walk across the stage May 28, 2016 as a sixteen-year-old, who already has college

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