Cheer team fights against challenges


PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Practicing a quarter cheer Hannah Cockrum, junior, focus on perfecting the cheer.

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 hit sports teams hard, and the cheerleaders are no exception. With their competition season being cancelled, the cheer team attempts to stay positive.

“[COVID-19] has taught me to not take things for granted and to live life with no regrets,” Meagan Hudson, sophomore, said. “Without having competitions, we have had to adapt and work together to make the best out of this season.”

Making the best out of this season includes many restrictions—practicing with masks on and sanitizing every 20 minutes. Alterations were even more rampant towards the beginning of the year, with mats and stunting being prohibited.

“We have been preparing for the basketball games,” Ms. Szafasz, cheer coach, said. “[The girls] do struggle at times to keep their spirits high, but overall, I am pleased with how well they are dealing with the changes and adapting.”