Alder Cheerleading: Senior Night

Emma Van Winkle, Staff Writer, Photography Editor

The cheerleaders go to every football game to support the boys and their journey through the season. Each and every game they are out there cheering on the boys and performing for the crowd. They can be seen laughing and having fun, performing layouts and stunts and showing off their skill. On October 22, the football team played Shawnee for the fall sports senior night, and the cheerleaders were recognized during this game. With having only three seniors it made for a short but sweet celebration for them. 

Hannah Belau has been cheering since she was five years old, and she has been on the Alder cheerleading team since her freshman year. The advice that she’d give to incoming freshmen is “don’t take it too seriously or to heart, put your best foot forward and enjoy the time that you get to spend cheering in front of your classmates.” After high school, Belau plans on studying architectural design in college with the hopes of studying abroad. 

  • CBC Special Mention- freshmen year (2018)
  • 2nd Team CBC- sophomore year (2019)
  • 2nd Team CBC- junior year (2020)
  • CBC Sportsmanship Award- junior year (2020)

Hailey Lisska has been cheering for 4 years, taking a break between her freshman year and sophomore year. Her favorite memory from cheer is “winning the CBC title for competition cheer her junior year.” After high school, Lisska plans on going into the U.S Navy reserves as well as going to college to major in kinesiology or nursing. 

  • 2nd Team CBC- junior year (2020)

Kara McKelvey has been cheering since she was six years old, along with competing at an all star level and traveling the country winning many awards. Earning her varsity letter in cheer for the past three years, McKelvey plans to continue her cheerleading career in college. After high school, she plans to study dentistry in college and become a dentist just like her mom. 

  • CBC Special Mention- sophomore year (2019)
  • CBC Special Mention- junior year (2020)