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Bruin Cheerleaders fly through season

The Bruin Cheer team pumps up the crowd at every football game. Photo by Maddie Meilinger

Compared to years past, this year’s Bear River cheer team has had a very different experience.

In light of a tragic accident involving Cheer Coach Jordan Scott’s family, all of the girls on the team encouraged her to take a break, sending her all of their love and support. She recently returned to coaching, and the girls shared their thoughts on the situation. 

“It was definitely hard for all of us, but we got through it and have gotten stronger and more connected as a team in the process,” Senior Noelle Rivett said. 

“We were very affected because we live in such a small community,” Sophomore Emily Butcher commented. “But the cheer team has been very supportive of Jordan.” 

“We have grown closer even though it was a hard time,” Ruth Rivett, a freshman, commented.  

Coach Scott expressed her appreciation for the girls being so understanding when she decided to take a break from coaching cheer. 

“The girls were very supportive of me,” Coach Scott commented. “I couldn’t have asked for a better team.” 

Even in a very challenging time, the cheer team has found a way to grow closer as a team and they were able to support each other through this large obstacle. 

“We all got together and supported each other, and it was so amazing seeing how connected we are,” N. Rivett said. 

Many of the girls on the cheer team have been participating in a cheer team for several years and have stuck with it throughout the years. They take practices very seriously, and are planning to continue being in cheer throughout the rest of high school and possibly even into college cheer. 

“I did cheer for three years when I was younger,” Butcher said. “This is my second year of doing cheer at Bear River.” 

“I have been doing cheer for about four or five years,” R. Rivett commented. 

This year in cheer, the girls looked forward to both the home and away upcoming football games. Football games are the main time that the cheer team gets to do their dances and cheers and show off their Bruin Pride during halftime shows. From the uniform to the poms-poms, the cheerleaders are covered in Bruin colors and shouting the well known Bruin chants. 

“I love learning the halftime shows,” said R. Rivett. “I love to stunt and learn new things.”

“I love becoming a better cheerleader each day and challenging myself,” N. Rivett said. 

At an October football game, the cheerleaders were cheering with pink poms at a football game to spread awareness for Breast Cancer Month.

“I love coaching the girls, they are so fun to be around and are always trying harder to be better cheerleaders.” Coach Scott said. 

“I love growing closer to the team each day,” R. Rivett said. 

“I love cheer because I love cheering sports on,” Butcher commented.

Even though each girl has a different reason for loving cheer, they all have the same passion for making everyone love the Bruins and cheering different sports on. Girls of all ages bond over cheer, and it is a great way to make new friends and work as a team. 

“I really love cheer,” said R. Rivett. “It makes me a better person.” 

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