If you have ever attended a Saucon Valley football game, you know that the cheerleaders who support the team work very hard to keep school and community spirit high. In addition to their feats of athleticism, the cheerleaders engage with fans and promote the school in a positive light at events outside of games. That’s why we are shining a spotlight on this year’s 11 senior cheerleaders, who you’ll learn more about in the coming weeks.
Q: How long have you been cheerleading? Who have you cheered for (if anyone) besides Saucon Valley High School?
I’ve been cheerleading since third grade, which is nine years.
Q: How did you become interested in cheerleading?
I became interested when I would have to tag along to my sister’s cheer practices when we were younger. I’ve been in love with the sport since I can remember!
Q: What’s your favorite thing about being a member of the Saucon Valley cheerleading team?
Nothing beats the feeling of cheering for the boys after a well-deserved touchdown and hearing the crowd cheer as well.
Q: What is the best cheer to get the crowd going at a Saucon Valley football game?
Over the years I’ve learned that any cheer that involves stunts definitely catches the crowd’s eye and gets them wound up.
Q: Who has helped you or inspired you as a cheerleader?
My sister has definitely inspired me as a cheerleader. Seeing her and her friends on Friday nights made me so infatuated with the sport.
Q: What are your future plans and do they involve cheering?
My future plans are to attend Kutztown University and study biology. Although my college plans do not involve cheer, I would love to coach a team in the future.