GOOD FOR YOU: WHS cheerleaders do more than just cheer
October 23, 2012
The Windsor High School cheerleaders do a lot more than cheer for the school's athletes.
The cheerleaders are deeply involved in doing good things for the community, and varsity head cheer coach Wendy Seaman makes sure of that. It's been quite a busy month for the girls.
"We just helped support the Breast Friends (Windsor breast cancer support group) at the high school football game last Friday (Oct. 12). We passed around buckets for donations, used pink poms and pink bows," said Seaman, 51, a 1979 WHS graduate who was a pom-pom girl for Windsor during her high school days. "We hosted a junior cheer clinic (70 girls attended) for ages kindergarten-fifth grade, teaching the girls basic cheer moves, stunts, kicks, jumps and a dance, which they performed at the (boys) soccer game on Oct. 8. We have had a busy community involvement month."
The cheerleaders are preparing for their state competition in December. Seaman said the 16 girls work extremely hard.
"Their No. 1 priority is to support the athletes of Windsor, and I hold them to very high academic standards," said Seaman, who is assisted by Cammy Seaman, a former Windsor cheerleader and Colorado State University cheerleader.
The cheerleaders started helping out during the summer.
"This summer they volunteered at the town barbecue for After Prom. They served the food," Seaman said. "They did the MS walk in Fort Collins, and we volunteered for the Pelican Lakes triathlon."
Seaman said helping others is extremely important for the cheerleaders.
"I think one of their top priorities is to support the community, and be really great leaders of their school," Seaman said.