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The Devil’s Advocate

The Devil’s Advocate

Meet the Staff

Arrow Schilling is currently a junior at LHS. She joined the publications staff her freshman year and is currently the editor of the broadcast. Arrow plans to continue her path of journalism for the rest...

Aubrey Lord is a freshman at Lodi High School. She joined Writing for Publication this year. She was inspired to join this class after her eighth grade teacher told her she would be a perfect candidate...

Addison Woolley is a junior at Lodi High School for the 2023-24 school year. She has been a part of the publications class for two years and plans on continuing until she graduates. She is currently working...

Dakota Pierquet is currently a junior at Lodi High School. This is her first year in the Writing for Publication class. She has designed a few pages in the yearbook and has written newspaper articles

Behind the Lights

Lodi Cheer Team
Matt McMorris
Lodi Cheer Team

Behind the scenes of the dances, stunts, and chants for the performances for our own Friday Night Lights, the cheer squad has been working really hard to make the best for the fans. It might not seem like the cheer team does a lot with the sport, but the squad puts in a lot of effort in taking roles on the team to get things accomplished.

The Advocate talked to a few different people about the different roles they have on the team. Every year, their biggest fundraiser is the youth and Little Devil program, for which sophomore Maya Houdek choreographs the dances. 

¨Finding out dances is fun but very hard to find appropriate and slow songs that are still fun for them, it’s like a hobby of mine,” Houdek said.

They are in the process of making the senior night halftime performance. One of the freshmen, Aubrey Lord, is coming up with an amazing dance to add to the performance. 

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¨It’s really cool that the coaches are letting different people pitch in and use their creativity to add dances in our halftime rather than just one person doing it all on their own. But it’s really fun, and I think it will turn out well,¨ Lord said.

With all these dances the team is learning, they are also learning new stunts during practice like ¨a really cool pyramid where we have two halves and throw someone into a full lib to throw her back leg into an arabesque and she dips twice to switch into a hitch. It’s super cool! We’re gonna do it on senior night!” said freshman Keira Cartwright.

As the season comes to an end, the team has bonded and learned so much that they can take into the following seasons.

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About the Contributor
Addison Woolley
Addison Woolley is a junior at Lodi High School for the 2023-24 school year. She has been a part of the publications class for two years and plans on continuing until she graduates. She is currently working with the broadcast and hopes to build up the social media team.