In My Own Words: Thanks for cheering with me, Dad!

In My Own Words

In this installment of In My Own Words, Laysha Cooper talks about the Homecoming football game when the dads of the varsity cheerleaders cheered with their daughters. 

At last month's Homecoming football game, the fathers of the Varsity Cheerleaders got a taste at what it's like to be a cheerleader like their daughters. We had a great time with our dads. They looked silly and didn’t know the basics of cheering but that was one of the  reasons we loved it so much.

Hailey Smith's dad has had way more experience with this tradition than some of the other dads, but that didn’t make it any less fun. Having all of our dads there participating made this by far my favorite game of the season.

Despite all the fun, there were a few nerve racking moments. I don’t think there has ever been a time in cheer where I was scared to do a stunt, especially a pyramid. The dads were powerful in the stunts and got the stunt to go higher but not knowing the basics of stunting or getting the concept of how to even do a stunt was pretty nerve racking for me to think about.

Even though we lost that game, we were able to leave that night energized and happy. We will have those memories with us forever. That night wouldn’t have been able to happen without our dads, our Coaches Shannon and Lindsay, or the person who started the tradition (whoever they are).

So thank you to our dads, and coaches for giving us the opportunity to make these memories.

In My Own Words is a first person written series that highlights Lampeter-Strasburg High School students activities.

--By Laysha Cooper, LS News reporter
images courtesy of Lampeter-Strasburg Cheerleading

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