Growing up I thought that cheerleaders and jocks only existed on television. My early and only memories of "cheers" were girls doing step. I particularly remember junior high as a time when gals took pity on this overly tall, gangly Norwegian girl and tried to teach me what these ladies below are doing. That was in between corn row braiding practice time on my tender head (my hair being a 'challenge'). I am SO glad people didn't carry around iPhones back then, taking videos and posting them on facebook. Would I ever have lived down my teenage years? I can water down these memories to make them seem cute, but I've seen the pictures, and they weren't!! Anyway, these cool girls bring me back to home, sweet home.