For BCHS Senior, "Cheerleading Is Life" | Community Spirit
Ever since she was young, BCHS senior Kristin Mullis knew she wanted to be a cheerleader. "When I was little, I'd go with my aunt to watch my cousin cheer," she recalled. Mullis had family members on the Dodge County High School competition squad. Another cousin, Brooke Giddens, was a member of the Bleckley Middle School competition squad.
Mullis competed for both BCMS and the Royals. She recalled being nervous going to high school because she was new and "being the underdog" against older girls with more experience. Mullis though would go on to have a great career both individually and as a Royal.
She was a "Most Vaulable Cheerleader" for the game squad as a sophomore, and named MVC for the Junior Class last year. Mullis also made the 3-AA All Region team as a Junior. It was that year in which Mullis said her favorite memory from high school competitions occurred.
That season, Bleckley won the second of three straight region titles. That year, the squad saw themselves as underdogs because "We thought it was gonna be a rebuilding year," said Mullis because of several talented seniors who had graduated. Region was exciting because of the unexpected outcome. "For us to come back and win region, nobody was really expecting that," Mullis said.
To read more including the time this year when Mullis competed despite having the flu, click here.