Cardinal Cuties practice and perform

Submitted by Lauryn Scott WHS Student Correspondent

On Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, the Wetmore Cardinal cheerleaders hosted Cardinal Cuties. This event is hosted to encourage elementary children to participate in cheerleading as high school students. The cheerleaders like hosting this event.

“The kids are fun to watch and get to know! They are all very cute, especially when learning the dances,” said freshman cheerleader Abbigail Shumaker.

During Cardinal Cuties, participating Wetmore students in grades preschool through sixth grade learned dances, played games, had snacks and meals and watched a movie.

“It’s always fun, and I like spending time with the cheerleaders,” said first grade student Adeline Banks.

The day started around 9 a.m. with welcoming the students and a short introduction of the cheerleaders. After playing a warm-up game, the participants were separated into two groups depending on age, and began learning the dances.

At 10:30 a.m., the Cardinal Cuties took a break to have a morning snack. After the snack, the dances were finished, and the cheers were learned. The craft began around noon, and consisted of creating bows that the girls would wear during the performance. When the bows were decorated, a lunch break was taken.

After lunch, a coloring sheet was completed by each participant. After a review of the dances and cheers, the “cuties” headed to the library to watch the movie “Trolls.”

On Jan. 2, the cheerleaders and “Cardinal Cuties” performed for the Wetmore crowd. Grades preschool through second danced to “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson. After their performance, grades third through sixth danced to “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake. The two age groups then came together and performed the cheers “WHS” and “Here We Go Red.”


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