The New Haven cheerleaders will be starting their new season of cheerleading on October 31. When asked about how they feel about the upcoming season, this is what LeeAnna Linton, a three-year cheerleader, had to say: “I feel very optimistic about the new cheerleading season. It is going to be very different without the former cheerleaders, but I feel like we have prepared well for this season after our cheer camps and open gyms.”
Megan Boehmer, a New Haven cheerleader for almost two years, was asked what she’s most excited about for cheerleading, and she responded, “What I’m most excited for cheerleading is adding new people to our cheer family. Everything in cheerleading is very exciting and fun. Nothing else is more fun than adding new people to your family and adding a new connection and making a bond with new people that you never really talked to.”
Megan quoted, “I am really proud of being a cheerleader. I can't really name any specific thing, it’s just being able to say that I'm a part of something special. That I'm a part of a team, a family; that I have family and girls that are just like my sisters. That I have people that I can rely on, not just in cheer but outside of it. I am proud to say that I am a cheerleader, especially for New Haven. I am proud to say and be involved in keeping the tradition going.”
Everyone knows cheerleaders need to get the crowd pumped in order to cheer on the team. There are a lot of cheer routines that the cheerleaders do, and of course, there has to be a favorite one they love the most. Megan said that “We Are The Best; Stomp It” is her favorite because she feels powerful whenever they stomp, and she feels that when they do this routine, everyone's eyes are on them. She feels like they are taking over because she feels like she’s on top of the world. LeeAnna’s favorite cheer is “We Got Spirit”.
Both Megan and LeeAnna have confirmed that there will be new cheers coming soon. We will just have to see what this upcoming season has to offer for New Haven High School!