Plant City High School sophomore Sophomore Kelsey Tice is this week's Athlete of the Week.
Sophomore Kelsey Tice is in her second year as a varsity Cheerleader at Plant City High School. We interviewed and asked her about cheer and PCHS’s upcoming state competition.
How long have you been cheerleading?
I’ve been cheerleading since 2nd grade with some breaks in between.
What’s your favorite thing about Cheerleading on game days for football?
My favorite things about cheering on football game days are getting to do cool stunts and fun cheers in front of everyone’s family and friends.
What’s your favorite thing about Cheerleading on competition days?
My favorite things about cheering on competition days are getting to showcase our routine and show people what we can do!
How long does it take you to memorize choreography effectively?
Surprisingly, it takes about a day to learn the whole routine.
What’s your favorite thing about your coaches at PCHS?
My favorite things about my coaches are that they are helpful, understanding, guiding, and very supportive.
What’s your favorite thing about your team at PCHS?
My favorite thing about my team is the way we all bond together.
If you or a teammate struggles during a competition, what do you do to power through it?
I would say encouragement really helps bring up a teammate’s mood!
How does it feel to be on varsity since Freshman year?
It was a great opportunity and I’m so lucky to have joined the varsity cheer team as a freshman.
Do you have a favorite moment since beginning cheerleading for the Raiders?
One of my favorite moments from being on the cheer team and making so many new friends through the year.
What are your top songs to get you hyped and ready for a cheer comp?
10. Run this town, Starships, Started from the bottom
Kelsey and the Plant City Raiders compete for States in Lakeland on February 2nd and 3rd.