Cheerleading: Tumbling highlights Hueramo's senior goals

Senior Giselle Hueramo will enter her fourth year with the Rochelle Township High School cheerleading program and her second season on the varsity team. Hueramo said she’s looking to improve her tumbling and her jumps this year. (Photo by Marcy DeLille)

Varsity cheerleader enjoying family-like bond with teammates

Jumping and tumbling are the two areas Rochelle Township High School senior Giselle Hueramo wants to step up when the Lady Hub cheerleading team returns to action. Hueramo will be entering her fourth season with the RTHS cheer program, competing on the JV team over her freshman and sophomore years before joining the varsity team as a junior.

“It feels amazing to cheer and perform with all of the girls,” Hueramo said. “The girls all bring positive energy to the team and it makes the experience much more fun. I felt like I did well last season. We performed amazingly well together and we all became a family and grew together. My goals for my senior year are to improve my tumbling and my jumps.”

Hueramo has been cheerleading since fifth grade, when she took up the sport during the summer. She said stunting and tumbling, as well as the bonds she’s formed with her teammates at RTHS, have been her most favorite aspects of cheerleading. Hueramo helped lead the varsity cheerleading team to both a seventh-place performance at the Niles West Invitational and a third-place finish in the Interstate 8 Conference Championships this past season.

“I feel that we did our stunts and dances well and we were motivated to get better every time we performed,” Hueramo said. “I think we can improve the difficulty of our tumbling this year.”

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