This is IT! The Homecoming is here. It was by far one of the most amazing day I have ever had in my entire life. Everything just went so smoothly and perfect! From the pep rally to the night of the game!

In the morning we do a huge class parade with our classmates and I am a Junior! So I climbed on the back of a truck with my friends and we were holding stuff to shake as we parade and yell “ONE FIVE” through out the parade. It was an amazing feeling and experience! My class’s theme for our trailer was Duck Dynasty cause apparently that was whats really popular back then. We had out trailer completely covered in hays and it has a bunch of leaves all over it. I was also being pulled by a tractor to represent ‘Red Neck’. We spent like 3 hours everyday preparing for this day. Two of my friends rode the mini tractors and lead the parade.










So the time for us to perform the dance we’ve been practicing for weeks is here – by the way that was my first dance as a cheerleader ever! So we get out of class early to get prepared in the gym for the pep rally. And then I am soooo beyond nervous! I can’t barely breathe. I keep praying to God so my first pep rally will went well.


And He heard my prayer! The dance went amazing! And I got to do a split in front of everybody at the end of the dance! Everybody was so happy, and they were so loud. And people keep telling me that I did an amazing job. That I am an amazing cheerleader! I feel like I’m flying up high!!!! Its just so amazing that I’m speechless!

Now, the time for the game has come and I am EXCITED! Like seriously excited! The school we played that night was actually my Exchange friends from Kazakhstan’s school, Green Sea Floyd. And guess what, he is a football player! So, I got to meet her. My local coordinator, Ms. Dina, MJ (Philippine)and Jad (Lebanon) came out to support both Serkhan (Kazakhstan) and I! How Exciting was that! Unfortunately, we lost the game /it was probably the only bad thing that happened that day/. But I am still happy!

It was such a good day! And I seriously am missing my cheerleading time back in USA! I am super grateful that I got the opportunity to experience those things!


Rana Effendi


Spirit Week!

So, up until now I still didn’t get the meaning of homecoming. I mean whats in it? Whats the purpose of it. But anyhow, I do know that the whole week of the homecoming game is called The Spirit Week!

The Spirit Week is the one week where you have to take pride on your school and most definitely, show it! As a cheerleader, it is my duty to show the ultimate school spirit and by that I mean participating on anything homecoming related.

So the whole entire week, the students have to dress according to the Spirit Week dress code provided or decided by the student council /I totally regretted not joining student council/. And I am more that happy to participate. I completely forgot some of the dress code. But I do remember some. Heres some of it.

Theres this one day where everone has to dress as tacky as possible! So what I did is that I wear my peach sparkly sweater underneath a sequin-ish sleveless top with a collar //I know, it hurts me to type this description// then on top of it I turn my reversible coat inside out to reveal the bright highlighter-orange. And also I am wearing my pink sweatpants with the ends tucked inside my black below-the-knee-high socks. Which is extremes comfortable tho. To sum it up, I look tacky. Okay?

Here’s some picture of me and my friends wearing God knows what haha :

Left to right : Emily, Hunter, Brianna, Me, Ashlyn, Courtney

Left to right : Lisa, Lizzy, Me, Ruth, Nick, Mirsela

Did you see what we wear? Ugh God. Hahaha but thats a good thing cause we were showing the Raider Spirit. Well, Raider is the mascot of my school. Besides tacky day, I remember there was a blackout day where everyone wears black and only black head to toe. And theres also day where we had to dress up as it church clothes, you know? Them dresses with pearls and everything. But sadly, I did not have the picture to show about those spirit week days. But anyhow, it was a FUN week! Such an amazing experience!


Rana Effendi

Line Dancing!!!

Have you watched Hannah Montana The Movie? Do you remember the charity night scene? Where Miley Stewart sing the Boom Clap song and everybody starts dancing in line with perfect synchronization? Yes, that scene!

I have completely experienced the whole hoorrah and amazingness by attending line dance classes in a country bar called Carolina Ranch House! That line dance experience was one of my very first southern experience. Cause one night, out of the blue, Ms. Dina //my beloved local coordinator// called my mom and ask me if I wanna go dancing which of course I’d gladly to, I mean if y’all know me, y’ll would probably see why. I mean I just cannot stay still.

So, I went to the Ranch House and meet  up with a few new friends who turned out to be my amazing best friends. The decoration of the ranch house was extremely country-like. Totally remind me of that one scene in Hannah Montana movie.

Heres the dance floor, where all the fun happened :

And it also has like a bar where you can get like drink and stuff, you know :

At first the instructor taught us the moves //I mean steps// for a couple songs. As far as I could remember there was Electric, Cha-cha Slide and Blurred Lines? And yes, that last one was Robin Thicke’s. Lmao, I don’t even know that his song is line-danceable? What? But anyhow, it was super fun to learn all the moves.

By the end of the night, we all hit the dance floor and dance everything that we’ve been taught.

It was amazingly fine and I really wish that they have some sort of community like this nearby me. I ended up going for a couple more classes and a few friday nights lmao. Well thats all for my line dancing experience!


Rana Effendi