Being a cheerleader in the summer of my sophomore year gave me a new
perspective about people and the stereotypes we put on them. Before I started
cheering, I always categorized athletes who lived only for sports as being “
single- minded” and I valued more highly people with a more diverse of interests.
After cheering for two months and discovered that I was not very good at it, I
realized that sometimes it is necessary to focus intensely on learning a new
skill to excel. As a result of this experience I have learned to respect my
peer's that stand out in cheering as well as in other sports and not necessarily
in the classroom. I no longer am committed in cheering but this experience
helped me to change certain values and to look deeper into people before I judge.

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