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Varsity Cheer featuring Nijah Sharrer

Alexa Pasillias, Staff

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 This week, I met with Varsity cheerleader, Nijah, and she explained to me a little bit about what it’s like on the Varsity Cheer team here at Millennium High School. She started participating in cheer when she was in Elementary School because she had an older cousin who she looked up to very dearly. She’d always come home showing her what she learned and Nijah wanted to be like her. She was her inspiration, role model and leader all in one. After participating in cheer for multiple years, Alexa says she’s finally realized it’s more than just taking pictures and cute dances. “It took dedication, time and consistency,” she said. She is a Senior and she states, “Oh my, it has been a long journey, but being out on the mat with my heart beating and adrenaline filling my body makes it all worth it.” Nijah is very well-rounded, she is a back-spot main and side and was always a flyer. Nijah wants people to know that cheer is a sport, it’s more than just cheering, it’s a bond with your team and there has to be trust since they lift and throw spectacular athletes into the air. Overall, Nijah expressed that while it can be trying at times, cheerleading is a sport that people should stop judging and start trying.

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Varsity Cheer featuring Nijah Sharrer