SMHS Varsity Cheerleaders Cheer Their Way to the Basketball Courts

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Rylea Wilson, Author

SMHS Varsity cheerleaders cheered last Wednesday at the girls varsity basketball home game against South Hagerstown. 

 The cheerleaders were at a tough spot on Wednesday because half of their teammates were sick. This caused some of the JV teammates to have to fill in for the varsity cheerleaders. 

There is only one senior on the winter cheer team, Alyssa Freeman. She has been on the high school cheer team for four years but has cheered for six years in total. 

I like being the only senior because I can be a leader for the younger cheerleaders, said Freeman. 

Most of the girls on the team have been cheering throughout middle school and now high school. Junior Makenzie Kidwell has been cheering for five years. 

My favorite thing about going to cheer is hanging out with my close friends, said Kidwell. 

The cheer varsity team encourages the student section to cheer along with them.