The pom poms were held high, smiles were shining bright and cheerleading spirit was spread all around on Thursday, Oct. 1 during the Dave Galbraith Cheerleaders’ practice at the Madison County Recreation Park. After two weeks of hard work and dedication, the girls who are part of the Dave Galbraith cheerleading team were rewarded for working together as a team and learning new cheers with a surprise visit by former Jaguars cheerleader Amanda Norris. Norris dressed as though she was attending a practice and even brought her Jaguar pom poms to pass around to the girls. She also shared some of her posters from her participation in the Pro-Bowl and photo albums of her experience as a professional cheerleader. Norris told the girls all about the job of a cheerleader and the hard work it takes to keep the crowd happy whether the team is winning or losing. With her supplies handy, Norris showed the girls the things she brought to practice. With water bottles to keep her healthy and hydrated and a sweat towel to keep her cool and clean, Norris was always prepared for her job and made sure to remind the girls that it is important to be respectful and punctual to everyone during practice. To conclude the visit, the girls asked Norris some questions, showed her their favorite cheers and took group photos. Norris wished the girls a great season and told the girls she’d try to make it to some games and watch them cheer.
1. Photo Submitted. Amanda Norris (left) shows her pom poms to Dave Galbraith cheerleader Kerrington Galbraith.
2. Photo Submitted. Former Jaguars Cheerleader Amanda Norris visited the Dave Galbraith cheerleaders on Thursday, Oct. 1 during practice. In the first row, pictured from left to right, are: Hope Chancy and Kaylee Roberts. In the second row, pictured from left to right, are: Skyler Blanton, Molly Ward, Brianna Quintana, Kendall Odom, Addison Sotomayor, Ja’Niyyah Cooks, Kerrington Galbraith, Makenzie Justus, Tomeace Straughter, Ja’ Zihya Livinston and Marissa Scanlan. In the middle row, pictured from left to right, are: Breanna McCarthy, Tabitha Anderson, Abbi Roberts, Mackenzie Halstead, Retonya Bright, Amanda Norris, Noriyah Williams-Smith, Tahj Dobson, Jordan Atkins and Coach Felicia Mitchell. In the top row, pictured from left to right, are: Channah Galbraith, Lacee Eastham, Gracie Smith, Greenlee Blanton, Timnasia Toombs, Timmauria Toombs, Paige Richardson and Olivia Kimball.