Something That Changed My Life

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The day I walked into sophomore year of high school changed my life. I had set many types of goals for myself this year including making friends, helping others and being a part of the most incredible organization, The Cherokee Charmers. The Cherokee Charmers was not only a drill team, it was a family, a family of girls working together to boost school spirit and even help others by spreading our positive attitudes. Walking into the first day of school knowing I was a part of this team made me light up like a light bulb.

I had auditioned for the Cherokee Charmers over the summer with tons of other girls from my high school wanting the same thing as I did. I had never worked so hard in my life to prove to a table of judges that I was good enough to be on a team. It was a weeklong process of stretching, drills, dancing, and high kicking that put my body through an extreme test. This week long audition not only showed the judges how hard I worked for a spot on the team but I proved to myself that if I wanted something bad enough I could work my hardest and achieve it.

Becoming a part of the Cherokee Charmer organization was a huge accomplishment in my high school career because I learned to be a part of a team and work with other people to achieve a happy and positive environment. During my time on the Cherokee Charmers, I was able to visit nursing homes, do local fundraisers, and even inspire children to follow their dreams. The various fundraisers we did were an incredible experience. Being able to brighten up people’s day just by dancing and spreading kind words was such a rewarding experience.

I definitely grew as a person due this organization. I was unfamiliar on how to give back to the community until I joined Cherokee Charmers. This organization made me realize that giving back was not only fun but also rewarding. The Cherokee Charmers always had other people in mind. Our goal was to entertain people, whether it was with dancing, making...
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