Visiting the Viking Cummunity Cheerleaders!

Sunday, Oct. 3 I was honored to be a guest speaker at the Viking Community Cheerleader practice at Curtis High School located in University Place. As a former Cheerleader myself, this has definitely been one of my most favorite appearances made thus far.

Believe or not, I can actually still fit into my High School Cheerleading Uniform! I am pictured above wearing the very uniform I wore during my Senior year cheering for Woodrow Wilson High School located in Tacoma. As you can see, I am aslo wearing my letterman's jacket. I am getting ready to show them pictures from my High School yearbook. That was 24 years ago!

The job of a Cheerleader is to encourage and motivate others to not give up and keep on fighting. The focus of my speech today was to remind these young ladies that they are leaders in their community and how important it is for them to keep this same focus long after they leave the football field. I shared with them how my Cheerleading experience has helped to not only achieve my dream to become Mrs. Washington, but it has also given me the skills to be the best Cheerleader for my children in being their number one advocate. I then shared my platform "Embracing the Special Needs Child" with them and reminded them to have empathy for fellow classmates who may have challenges. I also continued to promote the importance of Music Education and the important role Music plays not only in their cheer dance routines, but in their academics as well.

I could not leave without of course teaching them a cheer from my High School days! What a blast!
Pictured above with my Junior High and High School buddy Michelle. We were on drill team together in Junior High and she was a Cheerleader as well! Her daughter is on the Viking Community Cheerleading Squad.

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