By Beverly Cockrell
CORRIGAN – This year, Corrigan-Camden High School is blessed to have a great group of young ladies to serve as the 2016-2017 cheerleaders. Under the leadership of Tammy Farr and Laci Murphy, these young ladies must maintain a rigorous practice schedule in preparation of pep rallies and football games as well as comply with all the rules maintained by any extracurricular activitiy such as No Pass No Play.
The Texas University Interscholastic League website (www.uil.org) states that "Students participating on cheerleading teams or spirit squads that support UIL activities are currently identified as an extracurricular participant.The primary focus of a UIL school cheerleading program is to support their school athletic activities and to create a sense of school unity through spirited student-lead performances."
While cheerleading is not directly regulated by UIL, certain rules such as "No Pass No Play, eight hour practice limitation, athletic periods, one contest during the school week and extracurricular absences" apply .
Late last school year, Tammy Farr was tapped to serve as Cheer Advisor for the district. Tammy graduated from Corrigan-Camden in 1993 and went on to obtain her bachelor's in communication in Newswriting and an associate's degree in Computer Information Systems. Tammy started at C-CISD in 2014 teaching fourth grade eventually transferring to the high school campus in 2015. She is the very proud mother to Kacie Dewberry, C-CHS 2013 Salutatorian and University of Texas senior and Kely Farr, a sixth grader at C-C Junior High. Needless to say, C-CISD is most fortunate to have Tammy with her capabilities and skills in many areas of the curriculum.
Farr related that any student interested in trying out for cheerleader in the future "must be willing to work hard, take instruction, and cooperate with others without complaining. Students need a lot of school spirit, as a cheerleader helps promote school spirit."