You’re never too young to spread school spirit! At least, that’s the attitude that Olivet Junior Eagles cheerleading wants to foster. This year over 55 girls, grades four through eight, participated in OJE cheer clinic, hosted by the Olivet College cheerleaders. For two evenings, the girls learned many new chants as well as proper stunting techniques and a halftime dance. The OC cheerleaders taught age-appropriate stunts for all grade levels, ranging from basic thigh stands for the younger girls, to extensions, cradles, and basket tosses for the older cheerleaders.
The girls are excited to show what they learned at all of the OJE football games this year. A focus of this year’s season is community service and giving back. At all Oct. 6 games, the OJE cheerleaders will be sporting pink breast cancer awareness cheer shirts. They will be selling pink poms and a variety of other pink goods, all supporting Susan G. Komen for a Cure. A portion of all proceeds from sales will go toward helping to find a cure for breast cancer. All fans are encouraged to wear pink and join us in support of this cause.
Continuing with the community service theme, the cheerleaders are looking to help in the community during Make A Difference Day on Oct. 27. If you have a project that the cheerleaders may be able to help with during this day of volunteerism, contact Julie Harmon at (269) 749-4611 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.