The 2016-17 cheerleading season has started off strong! The girls have had a fantastic time cheering on the football team and are looking forward to cheering on the basketball teams! The girls set a goal this season to try and make school spirit better than ever at Randolph. We feel that school spirit has increased immensely over the last two years due to the commitment of the cheerleaders and their encouragement to other students to be involved and attend games. The girls spend a tremendous amount of time outside of school practicing for games, perfecting pep rally routines, and making signs to motivate the football players! They work hard to out-do their previous routines and to progress to harder, more entertaining stunts, dances, and other skills. They have also taken on the task of starting a competitive cheer program at Randolph this year. They are looking forward to representing Randolph at the Regional and State Cheerleading Competition this season!! These girls are raising the bar for Randolph Cheer and we should all be proud of them!
As we all know, without the leadership of our senior cheerleaders, our teams would not be advancing and improving each year. This senior group of girls have done an amazing job keeping everything prepared, organized, and with successful execution week after week. It is a true testament to their maturity, dedication, work ethic, and commitment to Randolph! This group of girls will be hard to replace next year!!
Bentley League – “If you’re gonna fly, fly high.”
Avani Reddy – “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz
Liz Sheible – “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” – Walt Disney
Our new dance team will wrap up the season honoring our five seniors. Our first year dance team consisted of 13 dancers: 3 freshmen, 2 sophomores, 3 juniors and 5 seniors. Even though the dance team had a faculty sponsor, the dance team was mainly student-led. The dance team captains were seniors, Ana Worthington and Alexa Nunn. Three other seniors helping lead our first year team were Holland Meier, Faith Meier, and Raquel Scherlis. The girls started the season attending dance camp in Auburn this past summer. When the football season began they worked very hard getting ready to dance at two pep rallies and five home games. They practiced early in the morning and several weekends rehearsing their student choreographed dances. The girls responsible for choreography were Ana Worthington, Alexa Nunn, Faith Meier and Sara Laine McNew. Sara Laine took the time to choreograph two dances. Many of the fans at the football games complimented and praised the dance team for their outstanding performances. Randolph now has a magnificent dance team because of all the challenges these girls took on to create a new program.
The Raider Pep Band had a fantastic time performing and cheering on our team as they at Homecoming! We also enjoyed cheering on our very own seniors, Eashaa Jampala and Tanuj Alapati while they represented as part of the Randolph Homecoming Court—smart, well-respected, good-looking, AND musical! Thanks to everyone who came out for the Raider Rally before the games—this is a wonderful tradition that is beginning to grow, and we look forward to seeing everyone at our October 28th Raider Rally at 6:15 on the Commons lawn.
Last week, the members of the Randolph Band came in on what would have been their day off (conference day), to dedicate 4 hours of their time towards our concert band preparation (upcoming concert on November 9). Many thanks to our terrific students for making this sacrifice for the good of the group, and thanks to Mr. Davenport and the coaching staff for their assistance and cooperation in allowing the student athlete musicians to be a part of this special rehearsal. We had professional musicians from UAH and UAB in to work with each section and to sit in with our Randolph students and play in rehearsal, and it was a productive and enjoyable day. Our Randolph band students do “double duty” this time of year with both pep band and concert band, and we appreciate their work!
Come out on Senior Night to honor our 11 Seniors
Thomas Beckman, Tuba
Karen Carter, Alto saxophone/Student conductor
Christopher Coomer, Alto saxophone
Skyler Eastin, Percussion
Faiza Ismail, Euphonium
Eashaa Jampala, Clarinet
Grace Lafrenze, Horn
Elizabeth Lanier, Horn
Kevin Pirouzbakht, Alto saxophone
Quinn Ready, Trumpet
Avani Reddy, Alto saxophone