Life of a Captain

Makenzy Bozosi, staff writer

Ever since she was a little girl, Megan Jordan dreamed of being on the sidelines of the Keller football games with pom poms in her hand and a smile on her face. When freshman year came around and she finally got to be a cheerleader, she knew she wanted more, she knew she would do whatever it took to be the varsity cheer captain.

“I worked very hard as skills officer my sophomore year and 1st lieutenant my junior year” MJ stated. Her dream as a child pushed her to reach those expectations. It took a lot of time and many times of hard work, but her year came.

She had drive and desire to be captain and did whatever it would take to fulfill her childhood dreams. She had an image in her mind and finally her time has come.

“Being captain was exactly what I expected it to be like… [and] I love it!!” She quoted with a smile from ear to ear.

Being captain takes great responsibility and dedication. There are also things about it that might not be realized right now that will affect her later on.

“It’s really helped me learn how to work with different types of people and effective leadership techniques.”

“I have to do extra things behind the scenes that take extra time” MJ answered, when questioned if being captain takes more time than just being on the team.

Her favorite thing about being captain is that she knows she is tributing to the team before she leaves for college. Rewards that she gets for doing this is, that she gets to make a lot of decisions with the coach and give her input as to when she wasn’t captain, her voice wasn’t as loud/heard.