Lynn's Comments: We don't seem to put as much emphasis on cheerleading here in Canada as they do in the States, but still, it's a significant part of a team's morale and often a show of amazing talent.
Lynn's Comments: I admired the girls who tried out for cheerleading and got to go to all the games. I could write a cheer, but never wanted to be a cheerleader. It was far too much work!
Lynn's Comments: Again, I was vilified for showing the boys ogling the girls…but hey, it's what we do! The boys look at the girls and the girls look at the boys, and everyone wants that look to be full of potential. We wear attractive clothes, we do attractive things and the word "attractive" says it all. The critical letters I received made me wonder. Did these writers never enjoy the heart-stopping rush of a teenaged crush, or even enjoy an appreciative glance? I think if we search our collective memories, we’ll all see ourselves in these images of kids longing to be noticed by other kids!
Lynn's Comments: Today, the word "nerd" has come to mean someone with a superior mind; someone who, in the age of super computers and artificial intelligence, understands just what is going on. What one word would I use today to describe the kid that doesn’t yet fit in? I’ll give you this challenge...and, remember...there are critics out there!