High school cheerleading player of the year

Cheerleading Player of the Year

Cassidy Thompson, Northgate

Achievements: Class AAAAA state champion 2015-16. Region 5-AAAAAA champion and Class AAAAAA state champion 2016-17.

Position: Main base/back spot

Height/Weight: 5-foot-3, 115.

College choice: Hawaii Pacific University

Why Hawaii Pacific? When looking for colleges, I knew I wanted to pursue my passion for cheerleading. I decided I wanted to do acro and tumbling in college and looked up the colleges that offered it. Hawaii Pacific University stood out to me because they have a very competitive program, and I felt like it would be a good fit for me. I also believe that God has a bigger plan in Hawaii for me, not just with acro and tumbling. The opportunity to learn from and work with people from around the world was too great of an opportunity for me to pass up.

Best high school moment: Winning state both times was an unforgettable experience. There was nothing quite like my senior year, leading the team to the ultimate victory alongside my other senior teammates. Winning my senior year with my sisters was like a dream come true to me. Stepping onto the mat for the last time was extremely emotional. Coming off the floor knowing that we did our absolute best and accomplishing our goal of winning state made me, teammates, and coaches extremely proud.

Why cheerleading: I grew up doing gymnastics for 12 years, but I decided to use my talents for cheerleading when I got into high school. Going from gymnastics to cheerleading was a big change for me and required me to learn new things, one of the biggest being going from competing individually to…

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