Jr. Vikes to perform Friday night


Alyssa Flower

SHS cheerleaders teach elementary schools kids a dance. Jr. Vikes are preparing to perform at the game

Over the weekend the Seaman High School cheerleaders held their annual Jr. Vikes Cheer Clinic for elementary-aged students. 

“Jr. Vikes is a fundraising opportunity for the cheerleading squad it is also an opportunity for elementary students to experience a high school game,” said Head Cheer Coach Cassandra Geis. 

The younger students learned some of the squads most popular cheers to yell along with them during the first half of Friday’s girls basketball game against Topeka High. 

“We had stations where the kids would go through jumps, cheers, dances, and snack time,” said Junior Ali Reed, one of the cheer captains. 

Along with cheering the students also learned a cheer-based dance to perform at halftime to the song “All For One” from High School Musical Two

“Overall it’s a great opportunity for younger generations to get exposed to cheer, and get involved at a young age,” said Reed. “It was kind of stressful at times, but watching the little kids learn and love what I do every week, was really cool to watch.” 

The Jr. Vikes program provide an opportunity for cheerleaders at the high school level to mentor younger students within the community, some of whom eventually become SHS Cheerleaders.

“The cheerleaders are awesome, the little kids make it so easy,” said Geis. “Some of the kids come for years and get so excited to cheer with their high school buddies again.”

Make sure to come out Friday night to show support to not only our girls basketball team, but the Jr. Vikes as well.