Personal Narrative: All American Cheerleader

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It was Summer of 2012, and beginning of Chaparral’s cheer camp at the Arizona Grand hotel. All the girls were excited to show off our routine and compete against other schools in Arizona. This year, I was assigned captain for my grade. I was extremely excited to start my school year as captain. It was time for Chaparral cheer to perform our solid routine and win another trophy at camp. Just before we lined up, the director of the camp had some news to share with everyone. The director explained that there's a new addition to camp this year. All captains were eligible to audition for All American Cheerleader. My coach persuaded me to try out, but I was overwhelmed to learn a new piece in such a minimum amount of time. Chaparral finished the …show more content…

First, I had to take a flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles. Then when we arrived in Los Angeles we had to go through the security process to another country. I waited to a line that lasted for almost an hour, they checked my bags, asked for my passport, and patted me down. Soon I boarded my flight to London, England. As I walked onto the plane I realized this was the biggest planes I have ever seen. The plane was two stories and had multiple sections. I saw first class and wished I could have the luxury of sitting up in those giant spacious chairs. Sat down in my coach seat and dreaded this twelve hour flight of no leg room. I looked around to see all other girls from the west coast that also won All American. Once again anxiety flooded my body, I knew absolutely no one …show more content…

Everyone was split up in their groups to make it easier on our leaders. Our first stop was seeing Big Ben, which was fairly close to our hotel. We walked across a bridge to get to Big Ben and there it was one of the most iconic buildings in England. I remember just staring up at the building, I was so memorized by the detail in the clock. The building was so rustic and such a huge apart to London's culture. Soon we had to move onto the next attraction. Our bus came to a stop and of course we had to see Buckingham Palace. Everything you can imagine about the palace was true. It was so elegant and beautiful, and there stood the guards who can't make one move. Everyone was trying to make the guards laugh or do something for them to move. But nothing, no movement from the guards they looked like they were frozen to the ground. I wondered were we were going next, and in the corner of my eye I saw a huge ferris wheel. It wasn't like the ferris wheels you see at the carnivals. This ferris wheel was called London’s eye and looked like something from the future. The ferris wheel was silver and tall you were able to see all of London. Right next to London's eye was an ice skating rink, even though that's something we have back at the states we all thought it would be fun. The day was coming to an end and are first day in London was over. But tomorrow is day

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