By: Kaleigh Babin Image Credit: Kaleigh Babin
The Northwood Falcon Varsity Cheer Team and Falcon Line are kicking off their “Adopt a Little Sis” program with the NHS Pep Squad. Members of both the cheer team and Falcon Line “adopt” a little sister from the pep squad in order to mentor the younger falcons, as well as bring the spirit groups closer as a Falcon family.
The role of big sister is not just a title. Members of both varsity teams have various responsibilities as big sisters. Some jobs as a big sister include being role model and a friend. The big sisters’ main responsibilities are to set good examples, and be there for their little sisters if they need to talk. They can also help the freshman sisters with the hard transition from middle to high school.
Tori Herbet, a member of varsity cheer, is excited to be a part of this program and to gain a new “little sister.” Her favorite part of being a big sis is “because it is a way to be involved with the newest Falcons and help them with anything they may need.” She also explained that Autumn, her little sister, was very appreciative and excited when she received a pack of starburst and a powerade last week.
Emilee Davis, a member of Pep Squad, is a “little sis” who is excited to have a mentor and friend to encourage her this year. On top of the fun gifts her big sister, Maelana Thompson, gave her last week, she is mostly thankful to get to know an upperclassman and create a friendship that will last long after Maelena graduates this year. Emily appreciates Maelena’s guidance and the fact that she is “always there for me when I need someone to talk to or just some cheering up.”
Although this is Northwood’s first year to participate in the Big sis/Little sis program, everyone thinks it is flowing smoothly. We look forward to hearing more about this awesome opportunity for our a few of our spirit groups.