The Senior Spotlight shines on cheerleader Megan Morris today. Here is our conversation.
College? Major? I am going to be attending Alvernia University in the fall of 2015. I plan on studying Occupational Therapy in their 5 year Master’s Program.
Do you plan to play any sports, club or varsity, in college? I do not plan on playing any sports in college at the moment.
Do you plan to cheer in college? For my freshman year I have decided not to cheer since I figure I will already be overwhelmed with the workload. Depending on how my freshman year plays out, I might cheer my sophomore year.
Who first got you interested in cheerleading? Did you cheer all four years at CHS? I started cheering when I was five years old for Pop Warner. I continued until 9th grade, where I switched to field hockey. I played field hockey my first two years of high school but found my way back to cheerleading my junior and senior year.
What do you like most about the sport? When we were younger I loved the competitive aspect of cheerleading. When I cheered in high school, my favorite part of the sport was the teammates. I am so close with the 32 girls, but the seniors are the girls that I have been cheering with my entire life. I loved spending Friday nights with them under the lights.
Which sport is more fun to cheer at, football or basketball, or do you like both? I enjoyed football season more than basketball season, solely because that’s what we grew up cheering at. For Pop Warner there is no basketball season, there’s just the Friday night light aspect. I’m simply more interested in football than basketball.
Favorite class at CHS? My favorite class at CHS is probably Journalism. I’ve been a member of the class for the past four years. Being a member of this class means that you are a member of The Ship’s Log. I enjoy being on the newspaper but also enjoy the class because it is a judgment free zone. Often times we will get off topic and discuss current events happening both in the world and at Cinnaminson High School. The class is a nice break from the stressful classes that fill my day.
Favorite song? I like anything country.
Favorite movie? I don’t really have a favorite movie but we always watched Bring it On at cheer camp this past year.
Most memorable moment from cheerleading career at CHS? Although I just joined the team my junior year, the past two years have been filled with amazing memories. It’s hard to pick just one thing since I’ll always laugh at the memories of Becca dancing and doing crazy things. But if I had to choose, my most memorable moment from cheerleading is probably both of the pep rallies I participated in. As a junior and senior, performing in front of the whole gym is both an overwhelming but incredible feeling.
I know cheerleading is a major time commitment, but when you get some free-time, what do you like to do? On my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, skiing and going to the beach.
Who has been the biggest influence on your cheerleading career at CHS? There’s more than one person for this answer. First, it would have to be my mom. She convinced me to make the switch from field hockey back to cheerleading my junior year. But also my fellow cheerleaders in my grade impacted my decision a lot. Most of them I had been cheering with since I was five so I knew I’d enjoy being back on the team. I probably would not have made the switch without the help of them.
Image courtesy of Megan Morris