Were you a cheerleader in high school?

United States
October 16, 2006 2:12pm CST
No way!
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53 responses
@happygal68 (3278)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I am almost affraid to admit that I was a cheerleader from reading your posts LOL. I was not stuck up, I was very down to earth. I tried it for a year and decided that after that year it really wasn't for me. I had fun while being one though. ~Remember to give out +'s when it's deserved & select best responses. It helps us all out ;-]
• United States
28 Oct 06
Thanks for the reminder. I sometimes forget about that stuff. I'm glad to know there are some diverse responses here. We don't hate you because you were a cheerleader. I guess the experience could be fun. As I stated, I did try out for wrestling cheerleading. I think making it could have changed my high school experience although I'm not sure it would have been for the better.
• United States
10 Jun 07
I was a cheerleader all thru middle school and high school. Fortunately, we did not have a school that was any good at sports or anything. So none of the girls were stuck up except maybe 2. I actually miss it. I did coach for a couple years, but that sure didn't pay the bills. WOW.... $600 for 5 months of work. Required to attend every game and practice 5 days a week. I couldn't believe it!
@roselupe (257)
• United States
28 Oct 06
No, I wasn't, most of the cheerleaders thought they were better than everone else. They used to make fun of chubby people. I saw some of them not too long ago and guess what? They were all chubby.
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@vhenwood (1062)
• United States
28 Oct 06
hahaha don't you LOVE when that happend?!?!?!?!
• United States
28 Oct 06
Well, you are right about that. They were a little stuck up. I love it when that happens too. People who thought they were so good...
@clynnh95 (147)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Wow! So much hate against cheerleaders. LOL. I wanted to try out to be a cheerleader but my parents said no because I had asthma. I regret that I didn't try out. Alot of you said that cheerleaders are so fake. I think that some are but the cheerleaders at my highschool were actually pretty decent.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
Were your parents overprotective or were their fears justified? Do you think it would have changed your high school experience to have been a cheerleader?
@clynnh95 (147)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I think it was because my parents were overprotective. No, I don't think that being a cheerleader would've changed my highschool experiance. I think the only reason I wanted to be a cheerleader was because they had such cute outfits. lol.
• Canada
3 Nov 06
NO I WAS MORE INTO THE ACADEMIC WORK
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Me too actually. Good for you!
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Besides being very shy in high school, I was never the perky type. I would have felt humilated jumping and screaming in front of a bunch of people.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
Yeah, that was me too. I know I'm just not perky enough.
• United States
28 Oct 06
No .. i was in the marching band.. lol
• United States
28 Oct 06
There's nothing wrong with marching band, is there?
• United States
28 Oct 06
Yes, I was a cheerleader and on the dance team as well.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
So you must be more coordinated and atheletic than me?
@wasabibot (129)
• United States
28 Oct 06
NO, but there is nothing wrong with being one
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• United States
28 Oct 06
I didn't mean to insinuate that there was something wrong with being one, although my experience doesn't always say that.
@ilse72 (1454)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I was...all but my senior year. I was not part of the "in" crowd so when it came to the senior year, I didn't make it through try outs. I was even told it was because I was too much of a wallflower!
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• United States
28 Oct 06
Wow. that's a little harsh. It was unspoken at my school. If you didn't have the "right" last name, you weren't going to make it.
@manzician (4739)
• India
28 Oct 06
No...
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• United States
28 Oct 06
Why not? What were your reasons?
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• United States
26 Oct 06
I was too self consious to be a cheerleader. And I hated girls like that...so stuck up. Ugghhh.
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• United States
26 Oct 06
Yeh, I wasn't keen on them either.
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
26 Oct 06
hell no their all fake, and they were forced to were hair pieces
• United States
26 Oct 06
Well, that's an interesting response.
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
9 Nov 06
no i wasn't. I wasn't popular enough, my thighs were to fat, Not all cheerleader are snoby but there were a few who thought the world revolved around them and they ate less then birds and i love food to much lol..
@nichjake (524)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Heck no! I was proud to be a band geek...and at my school it was all out war between the cheerleaders and the band.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
I wasn't a cheerleader in high school, but I was the cheerleading captain at my middle school in eigth grade. I really enjoyed it and had hoped to continue in high school. I went all the way through the tryouts and was told that I would definitely be on the squad, but on the last day of tryouts I decided it just wasn't right for me. I was going to have to sacrifice some things that meant a lot to me in order to attend the cheer camps that summer and it just wasn't worth it. I had already promised to volunteer as a counselor for my church camp that summer and I would have had to give that up to attend one of the camps. I missed cheering, but I never regretted my decision. Our high school cheerleaders ended up having very bad reputations anyway, so I was glad not to be associated with them. I continued taking dance lessons a couple of nights a week and found it to be just as enjoyable.
• Germany
2 Nov 06
I was a cheerleader for four years in High school, I finally was a part of the Varsity team my senior year, That was the greates year of my life, I had a blast cheering. Not all cheerleaders are bad. I was kind of the odd ball on the team. All the girls on our team were either dating a jock, prep, or someone in Student counsel. My boyfriend (now my husband) was a skater!
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@clownfish (3279)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Not even! You couldn't have paid me to be a cheerleader in high school. I just wasn't one of those "girly" girls.
• United States
28 Oct 06
Nope, I was a choir and band geek.
• United States
28 Oct 06
Nothing wrong with that. Most of my friends were the same. I can't sing and I quit band because it was too much work.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
I love to sing and dance, but I hate cheer because it is too limited.
@prncesssly (1375)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I auditioned for Cheerleading my freshman year of high school. The girls on the squad were really mean and self-involved. I was good at what I did and I think they didn't choose me because they were threatened. I joined the dance team instead and had no problem getting on the team.
• United States
2 Nov 06
Did your school have a pretty big rivalry between the dance team and cheerleading squad? I was on my college's dance team and the girls on the cheerleading squad really hated most of the dancers.
@tulips (243)
• United States
30 Oct 06
NOPE
• United States
7 Nov 06
Why not?