Sunday, October 12, 2008

My 8 year old......

After a long day of interviewing obviously!! lol Good job Macy for making the TImes Recorder!! :)
ZANESVILLE - Doing her best to jump her highest and cheer her loudest, Jillian Chernick got a taste of what it's like to be a cheerleader this weekend.

"I learned a lot," said the five-year-old. "It was fun."
Chernick and many other young girls participated in the West Muskingum Cheerleading Clinic at West Muskingum High School on Saturday.
"We hold this every year, and we'll do another one for basketball season in mid-February," said cheerleading advisor Lindsay Arick.
Arick said 32 girls in kindergarten through fourth grade participated in the three-hour event.
Most of the clinic involved practicing different cheers and learning various movements.
The girls held up their arms in the shape of a "Y," then clapped and chanted "G-O; let's go." Then they picked up the pace and got louder and more enthusiastic.
As proud parents began filing into the high school gymnasium, instructors reviewed what the young cheerleaders learned for the day. Then the girls proudly slipped blue, yellow and white shirts on before they showcased their talents in front of their families.
Screaming with excitement, the girls clapped along to the fight song, then kicked, jumped and cheered their hearts out.
After their successful practice session, all the girls were invited to cheer at one of the school's football games.
"They'll perform at the middle school youth league football home game Friday against Sheridan," Arick said. "They'll cheer the whole first half of the game with us. The girls did a great job. They learned a lot and seemed to enjoy it."
Macy Beem, 8, was one of them.
"I thought this would be a fun thing to do, and it was," she said. "I learned a lot, and I like all the cheers. I'm excited about cheering at the game."
During the clinic, several of the high school cheerleaders gave their time and expertise to help the young girls learn the ins and outs of cheering.
"This was fun," said 17-year-old senior Devin Lucas. "It was a good learning experience, and it was good to get the younger kids involved. They participated well."


kimber p said...

now she's a little celebrity! making the TR is always a big that's very

mom said...

thats my sweet & grandma