Here at WHHS, there are a variety of different sports. From basketball to water polo, WHHS has so much to offer. One sport that is big at WHHS is cheerleading.
Ellisia South, ‘25, is enjoying her first year of cheerleading for WHHS. “My favorite part is just meeting all the cool people and bonding with them,” South said. South also had inspiration along the way. “My sister inspired me because she worked really hard to be a cheerleader and under way harder conditions,” South said.
Trinity Britt, ‘24, has been cheering for five years in total and thinks the sport is a great way to show spirit. “I like how it’s a way for me to show spirit to the school and get in physical activity at the same time,” Britt said.
Like any sport at WHHS, these athletes face struggles during the season. “We get injured a lot and sore…however help night is really helpful and for the injuries we just go through a lot of ice,” Britt said.
Khamryn Brumfield, ‘24, has been cheering for eight years and spoke about dealing with issues with the team. “Everybody doesn’t always agree on the team so there are arguments but we talk it out and make deals that we all agree on,” Bumfield said.
Kaiden Higgins, ‘25, is an athlete who loves the thrill of the sport. “My favorite part is being able to be in front of a crowd,” Higgins said.
However, she also went through some obstacles with cheerleading. “I have trouble with keeping up with time but I started using my planner more which was helpful,” Higgins said.
Bene Jyan, ‘24, in her second year of cheerleading for WHHS, shared her favorite thing about cheerleading. “I love the people that you meet and get close with,” Jyan said.
Madison Crawford, ‘25, is in her first year of cheerleading and is enjoying the new friendships. “I love making new friendships and how we all get closer with one another,” Crawford said.
The cheerleaders here at WHHS are more than just competitive. They use their time to bond as a team and become a family.
Aubrey Ottaway, ’24, has been cheering for two years and is making memories everyday. “My favorite part is getting in the locker room just because we act like fools and it’s just fun for all of us,” Ottaway said.
But along with a team, there must be a coach to guide them.
Coach Candiss Cornwell has been coaching for seven years at WHHS. “My favorite part of coaching is just being able to give back to the girls and being a positive role model. I’m just trying to get them ready for the adult world because that’s whats sports is really about,” Cornwell said.
Cornwell also has hopes for the upcoming basketball season. “I’m hoping they retain the information, so far as the cheers. I’m also excited for basketball season because it’s usually a little bit more fun than football so I think it’s going to be good,” Cornwell said.
Cheerleading is a great sport for spreading school spirit and support to the students. Here at WHHS our cheerleaders practice hard to show off their pep through all that they do.