Athlete Spotlight: Mikayla Ellis
Senior Mikayla Ellis is part of the Girls Varsity Competition Cheerleading team. Ellis has been cheerleading since she was five years old. After trying and failing at many sports, her parents decided to sign Ellis up for cheerleading. She found herself loving cheering and has done it ever since.
Ellis has done cheerleading all of her high school years.
“I’ve done Cheer for so long that if I did stopped it would’ve felt weird” Ellis explained.
Last year Ellis and her teammates won states Champions. This year she is hoping to accomplish that and even more.
“My hopes for cheerleading this year is to work hard, win our OCC, and place top five at states,” Ellis said.
This is Ellis’s last year of high school. She shared her thoughts about cheerleading.
“I’ve made friendships with my teammates. They’ve all basically become my sisters and will forever cherish the bonds and friendships I’ve made.” Ellis explains
Ellis hasn’t decided where to go for college but she is leaning towards Michigan State University, where she hopes to continue on cheerleading.