3 Cheers for HHHS Cheer Clinic


Photo credit: Natori Cruz © 2013

The cheerleaders take a break from during the cheer clinic. Half of the Horizon Honors Varsity Spiritline taught aspiring cheerleaders on Dec. 14.

The Horizon Honors Varsity Spiritline got the chance to host a cheer clinic, sharing their passion for cheer with younger girls. A clinic held on Saturday, Dec. 14, the high school team helped young aspiring cheerleaders practice their skills and taught them new ones. Forty four girls between the ages of five and 12-years-old signed up.

There were four different stations: dance, chants, jumps/motions, and stunts. Each group had about 10 girls and they were separated by age groups. The youngest girls started with dance, while the oldest started with stunts where they were held up in the air. The young cheerleaders also learned a routine to the song “One Thing” by One Direction.

The cheer clinic participants will perform alongside Varsity Spiritline at the Varsity Boys’ Basketball game during half-time, this Thursday, Dec. 19. They will receive a HHHS t-shirt which they will perform in plus the girls will have handmade blue and white cheer hair bows.

All proceeds from the cheer clinic went to the cheer fund, which totaled up to $30 per girl. The event was an overall fun experience; the spiritline team will be hosting another clinic next spring to raise money and encourage younger girls to express themselves through cheer. “The clinic was a lot of fun and everyone had a good time. It was great to teach the younger kids and see their expressions,” said senior co-captain Shelby Percy.