CYOA Interview

by Haley Valles

Ally Coronas interview about cheer.

When did you start doing cheer?

  • I started doing cheer when I was only 9 years old.

Is this something you’d like to continue out of school and onto college?

  • It’s a possibility, I just have to see where life takes me, but I can definitely see myself cheering more in the future!

Was it challenging being on varsity when you were only a freshman?

  • Yes, because I didn’t know most of the girls on the team and I felt like I had to give my all to impress them, be accepted, and to let them know I am as dedicated as anyone else.

What has this experience taught you?

  • It taught me that by working hard, I can reach my goals and become a better athlete and person.

What has been your favorite part of cheer?

  • The football games because they’re really exciting and everyone is showing a lot of support and spirit.

Most memorable moment with your team?

  • It had to be sophomore year when we won our National competition in Vegas.

If there was something about cheer you could change, what would it be?

  • They way people perceive us as cheerleaders and think we are stereotypical and do not deserve to be called athletes.

Scariest moment during cheer?

  • Last year right before our Vegas competition, I sprained my ankle during practice and had to be on crutches for a month.

An accomplishment you made during cheer?

  • I think the biggest accomplishment I made was being on the varsity team all 4 years of high school.

If you could redo your cheer experience in high school all over again would you? Why?

  • Yes, because it was the best and most memorable activity I participated in high school.

Interviewing Taylor Applebaum

by  Avia  Ashland

  1. Q : What was the highlight of your first week?

Taylor : Taking my first art class.

  1. Q: What was the hardest part of your week?

Taylor : It was really hard to make friends in classes where I didn’t know anyone because I’m pretty shy.

  1.   Q: Which classes do you think will be your most challenging?

       Taylor : Econ because we’ve already been given so much homework and school only  just started.

  1.    Q: Does the start of school stress you out or was it something you were anticipating?

Taylor : It’s really stressful for me because I didn’t feel well prepared or ready for  summer to end.

  1. Q : What are your favorite school events?

   Taylor : I like football game, but I don’t go to many other school events.

  1.   Q : What’s something you’re nervous for this year?

Taylor : Probably graduating because I don’t exactly know what I want to be or do yet.

  1.    Q : What do you think we could change on campus to make West Hills a better environment?

Taylor : Get better food and nicer people.

  1. Q:  Were you given all the classes you wanted? Are there classes you wish West Hills offered that we don’t?

Taylor : No, I signed up for sociology, but I was given theater instead. I suppose I just wish they brought back sociology.

  1. Q: Are you involved in sports and clubs?

  Taylor :   No, I don’t really have an interest in joining.

  1. Q: How do you feel about the fact that many teachers were cut last year?

Taylor : I think it’s really sad, but I didn’t have any teachers that were affected by this so I don’t know much about it.