As I read Bill Choy’s article about the Del Norte High School cheerleading program, it made me think back to what cheerleading was like when I was a student at Del Norte.
I remember entering high school and attending my first pep assembly. There were only three cheerleaders that had been elected by the student body. They led all the assembly activities.
I remember how impressed I was that these three could generate the type of enthusiasm that they did.
The three, Marylin Myers, Millicant McVay and Joan Jamison were really great. As time went on I learned that the main responsibility of a cheerleader was to promote crowd support and good sportsmanship at athletic events. During my four years as a Warrior every group did a very good job of doing this.