With several students participating in the wrestling preseason going on, anticipation for the first tournament is high. Currently, 5 members go to the track after school to practice endurance and raise their cardio, as well as work out in the weight room to get stronger, in preparation for the season. We surveyed 2 of the 5 wrestlers and their answers were very interesting.
One wrestler, Matthew Valdez, described his previous wrestling season as “litty”, and he said he would do it over and over again. He is very excited about preseason starting, he entails, “It is increasingly difficult everyday, but I am getting stronger and faster each day”. He cannot wait to, “Destroy people on the mat”, when wrestling preseason is over.
Another veteran wrestler, Leaaron Santos, has wrestled for 4 years now and aspiring to go to state this year. He describes his previous wrestling season as “buffening” and he has grown 10x stronger. His goals for this upcoming wrestling season is to, “Give every other school the ‘donk’ “, which means he will get a win every match and all the other schools will lose to him. When asked why he believes not too many people wrestle, he responded with “I guess some people can’t handle the intensity of the sport, they might be intimidated”.
The team is confident in the ability of themselves and their coaches. So with morale high and practices already tough, it’s looking like a good season for the boys and girls in the Desert wrestling team!
I’ve asked ten cheerleaders a variety of questions about their cheer lives.Lot’s of people wonder how the lives of cheer is and this is their answer.
I asked most of them on Thursday, September seventh before practice.These interviews took place in the quad at Desert.
Abby Patrick was asked two questions. Her response for one of the questions was “Cheerleading looked like fun and I also wanted to meet new people (it was a new school for her). Abby also really likes the people she cheers with which is great.
Maria (last name unknown) said she practices about three hours at school and thirty minutes at home a week. Kirshma (last name unknown) practices one hour and thirty minutes a day.
Hannah Mcduffy practices ten hours a week at the least. Hannah (last name unknown) said “it sounded like fun’ when she was deciding to join and she wanted to do something other than dance.
Jenna said she has always been interested in cheer and she also did it for a friend.Kim said “cheerleading in front of everyone is actually a lot of fun. It’s just a really cool experience and I get to see everyone’s beautiful face”.
Kristina and Kailey say they’re not nervous to cheer in front of everyone. Natilie said “i love the people i cheer with, there like family”.
After three weeks, Desert High ASB is off to a strong start. Already there’s been a pep rally and spirit day, and the snack bars opened August 29 for the first home volleyball games. Despite technical difficulties, all committees have worked harder to communicate with and advertise to the student body. In terms of efficiency and motivation, the first month has been a success thus far.
The current major focus of the Activities and Spirit Committees, along with ASB as a whole, is the 2017 Homecoming Week, set for October 10th-14th. Friday, October 13th is the Homecoming Pep Rally and football game, and the dance is the next day. Details about the theme, spirit week, and other such items forthcoming.
Aside from this, other individual committees have projects in the works as well. Throughout the year, Business and Sales (headed by Andrew Gomez) manages and works the ASB Snack Bars during home sports events. Academics (headed by Kaitlyne Klingman) plans and runs Honor Roll, Student of the Quarter, and related events. A goal of the Athletics committee (headed by Madison London) is to set up a Color Run for students in the near future. Lastly, Publicity (headed by Marcella Werre) works in the school display cases and to advertise events and news, both on campus and via email.
Nearly a month in, the class is already making strides toward a prosperous and memorable year. The current state of the ASB: optimistic.