Being a part of SLCS (Second Life Cheerleading Squad) is the greatest experience this avatar has ever had!
In 2009 I started SL as a loner child avatar. I used wear Big Black Boots, and dye my brown hair jet black. In 2010 I was a high school cheerleader and a bleach blonde. Then in 2011 I discovered SLCS and joined all the wonderful people there. They didn’t have the Cheer Comets for teens back then so I had to grow up fast and join the adult squad. My February 2011 trainee BCFF (Best Cheer Friend Forever) Abbie Bulloch helped create the Comets not much after that, but I was already grown and that was that.
Now it’s 2022, Abbie’s gone 😞 and I’m back 😊. And my brown hair is finally brown. No chemical processing required. SLCS has so many “moving parts.” So many people helping in so many ways. The detail in our choreography, the beauty in our uniforms, the important causes we support, and the wonderful musicians we perform with all make SLCS such a special experience. But the best is being a part of a group you can be silly with.
In addition to all my new cheer posts here at KateNova.uk, you can find my old 2011 cheer posts over at iRez.uk.
When a panel votes on a trainee, we are making a choice about one specific trainee. It might be less obvious, but with each trainee who Panels, we are also defining who we are. Panels are a test of what SLCS is. Of who we aspire to be.
Cheerleaders share the stories behind how they chose their avatar names. From frustration with Lucky Chairs to refugees from another world, we’ve taken some interesting journeys to find our names and to become a part of SLCS.
What if we modified the SLCS Rank Controller and levels of Cheerleader away from a military model of Lieutenants and Captains to a more participation, achievement, and community-based model of Pom Pom colors?
The NCAA has ruled Cheerleading not a sport. The American Medical Association says that Cheerleading is a sport. Different courts have ruled both ways. What is a sport? And whatever a sport is, is Cheerleading that?