HANCEVILLE, Ala. – In this interview, I spoke to Hanceville freshman cheerleader Kerrigon Moore and she has had an amazing experience during her first year on varsity so far and is having fun cheering with a great group of teammates.
“It has been really fun, because I have grown close and become friends with girls I never would have known if not for cheer. We also just returned home from camp, which was really fun. It has been a great experience, because I have been able to learn from girls who have been cheering longer than I have,” Moore said. “I have learned a better work ethic, how to stay positive in frustrating times, as well as learning to be cleaner and sharper with my motions.”
Kerri has enjoyed cheering for some great coaches so far and has already seen improvement in her performance so far. She talked about what they worked on during the summer and the goals for this upcoming season.
“My coaches are very kind and supportive. They have taught me how to enjoy cheer, while putting in the hard work,” Moore said. “I have seen a lot of improvement, not only in my skills, but in my mentality and work ethic as well. We mainly worked on stunts and learning cheers, because a lot of the cheerleaders on the team are underclassmen. My individual goal is to improve my tumbling, but as a team, one of our biggest goals is to make it to Nationals at Disney World.”
Kerri thinks this season will be a special one for the Lady Bulldogs and she talked about her role models, plus the best advice that someone ever gave her.
“What will make our squad special to watch is how we will fight to hit a routine because of the hard work we have put into our routines,” she said. “Some of my role models on our team are the juniors, because they have really stepped up and become leaders, and I aspire to become a strong leader as well. Some of the best advice I have ever received is to let God take control of situations when you feel anxious about what is to come. One of my favorite verses is Matthew 6:34: ‘Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble’. This verse really helps me to remember to not be anxious about what tomorrow holds, especially on competition nights, because it is all in God’s hands and no matter what you do, you can’t change God’s plan for the future.”
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