The student news site of Northside High School

The Grizzly Gazette

Seniors Lead Proudly

Fransisco Zea, Christina Diaz, and Breanna Nichols

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






“ARE YOU PROUD TO BE A GRIZZLY,” Senior Cheer Captain, Mattie Carter, cheers on the student section at Mayo Thompson Stadium every Friday night.

Carter was inspired to cheer six years ago by someone very close to her.

“My sister was basically the whole inspiration behind me cheering,” Carter said.

Carter’s sister was a cheerleader. This is what inspired her to give cheerleading a try.

Carter also spoke about her favorite part of being a Grizzly cheerleader.

“The best part of being on the team and a team leader is getting to be a part of a great tradition here at Northside High,” Carter said.

“YES WE ARE!” Senior cheer captain, Chantell Ceaser shouts back as the student section roars it with her.

After two years of hard work and determination, Ceaser finally reaches the leadership position others strives and envy for, being one of the three cheer captains.
 
“It’s a lot of hard work,” Ceaser said, “but whenever we are under a lot of pressure, I try my best to lighten up the mood by making jokes, and giving every one a smile and encouraging words.”
 
Like any team, good leadership skills are important in order to improve and achieve together.
 
“You just have to be a great leader so people will want to follow and listen to you,” Ceasar said.
 
Ceaser’s inspiration to lead comes from previous captains and coaches that have impacted her life and made her want to do the same.
 
“The best thing about being a cheerleader,” Ceaser said, “is cheering on your school with all your friends.”
 
”YES WE ARE!” Northside senior Kirstyn Baker echoes with her team.
 
Baker is one of the three cheer captains and has been doing cheer since the sixth grade.
 
“Being a captain takes patience, responsibility, dedication, and most of all genuine care for the people and sport,” Baker said.
 
She claims the hardest part of cheer is managing time as being a cheerleader takes a lot of time and commitment. She goes on to say that being a captain is also hard work, since it takes more energy and responsibility to be a leader of leaders.
The captains are responsible for leading practices, calling cheers, making up dances, and providing support for the team cheering. This has affected Baker in many ways.
 
“It has brought me some of my closest friends and it has taught me many beneficial lessons,” Baker said.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Seniors Lead Proudly

    Showcase

    Transitioning Through High School

  • Seniors Lead Proudly

    Showcase

    Every Way the Grizzlies Win the 7-A Central

  • Seniors Lead Proudly

    News

    Huddle Up!

  • Seniors Lead Proudly

    Features

    Sophomore Can Fly

  • Seniors Lead Proudly

    Showcase

    Grizzlies End One Streak, Prepare to End Another

  • Seniors Lead Proudly

    News

    Grizzly Theatre Presents The Mousetrap

  • Seniors Lead Proudly

    Showcase

    Grizzlies Clinch First Round Bye

  • Seniors Lead Proudly

    Showcase

    Grizzlies Prepare for Showdown with ‘Cats

  • Seniors Lead Proudly

    News

    Homecoming Week Yields Victory for All

  • Seniors Lead Proudly

    News

    Gamers Take on Northside

The student news site of Northside High School
Seniors Lead Proudly