Era will soon end for senior cheerleaders


Dean Stewart

Senior Briana Sandoval (right) says she’s looking forward to Senior Night.

The cheerleading season is coming to an end which means it’s time to start practicing for tryouts, at least for most of the team. The seniors are applying and getting ready for college, and as the end of the season is approaching, emotions are stirring.

“I’m really upset that the season is coming to an end because I’ve been on the team since eighth grade, and I’ve formed many friendships with everyone,” senior Briana Sandoval said. “It’s going to be hard to leave them, but I know the team is going to be awesome next year.”

Senior Nicole Conde reflected on her high-school cheer career.

“I will miss the memories because I can keep the memories I already have but I’m not going to to be able to make any new ones,” she said. “Everyone on this team is crazy and like a family, so we make these amazing memories together. I’m really going to miss not being able to make anymore of those.”

And for most, the season mark the end of being on a cheer squad.

“I probably won’t be cheering in college because most teams require tumbling experience, and I don’t have tumbling experience,” Sandoval said.

However, the seniors still have one major event for which to look forward.

“We’ll be having senior night next Friday, so I’m really excited because I’ve seen everyone in past years have their senior night and it’s a really special thing,” Sandoval said. “It’s like your last hooray with the team — and getting pampered and getting treated like royalty is always a plus.”

By Sophia Pliego