Pep squad leader, Natalie Allen, talks to the dancers.  Leadership tryouts were September 5
Pep squad leader, Natalie Allen, talks to the dancers. Leadership tryouts were September 5
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Pep Squad Has Leader Tryouts

The pep squad held leadership tryouts on September 5. 

“I feel like [it’s] a good opportunity for girls to learn their roles and work on those leadership skills,” pep squad leader Natalie Allen said. “If they choose to do it in drill team, they will have a little bit of experience so that it would make them better officers.”

Candidates will be asked questions for the judges to understand the personality of each of the upcoming leaders. The topics will involve understanding time management, navigating social challenges, and general leadership questions.  

Leaders that are chosen are usually very enthusiastic and supportive for the girls on the pep squad,” Allen said. “They help to support them.”

Leadership is for upcoming dancers who take interest in drill team for the upcoming year and have an interest in being an officer someday . This was introduced last year to instill confidence within the program. 

“As part of the pep squad, it’s our job to help ‘pep’ up the students, staff, and parents of Lindale, in my opinion,” Jacqueline Rand said. “Pep squad does an amazing job of doing just that.”

These leaders have the responsibility to refine choreography within their drills and keeping with the records that the pep squad earns. Along with that, they lead both on and off the field as leaders and serve as a model for maintaining a healthy balance. 

I am optimistic about the girls who are going to try out and have the possibility of making officer,” Allen said. “I think they are going to be good role models for the leaders of their class.”

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