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RHS cheerleader roots for the USA

Heidi Rice
Citizen Telegram Editor
Rifle High School Cheelrleading Captain, Hadley Schmueser was chosen to be part of the USA team of cheerleaders that will perform in London in what is the equivalent of the "Macy's Day Parade" here in the United States.
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RIFLE — Hadley Schmueser has always been involved in dance, so it was a natural that this Rifle High School senior, was chosen to help represent that United States in what is likened to the “Macy’s Day Parade” year in London.

The high school senior will travel to London with her family from Dec. 26 to Jan. 3, to participate in the parade.

Schmueser has been a dancer almost all her life, having studied pointe, jaz , tap and contemporary ballet. In fact, she’s aleady receiveds d a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she will study to be a fashion/markeing designer, with a minor in dance

Schmueser said she has always loved to dance, but her big passion is “stunting.” And at her height and weight — 5-foot-6 and 117 pounds, that doesn’t seem to be a problem.

“This is something I’ve been doing my whole life,” Schmueser said. “It keeps me busy.”

Now, as a senior at Rifle High School, Schmueser is helping other girls to get involved in cheering, teaching dance and cheer clinics for kindergarten through fourth-graders.

She loves the football games and cheering on the Rifle Bears, which she s ays “is really easy because they’re really good,” But it’s the acrobatics and stunting that she loves the most.

And even though her cheerleading days are numbered after she graduates from Rifle High School, Schmueser already has her plans in place. She has a four-year scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she plans to study fashion and marketing, with a minor in dance.

“I’d like to be in on the business part of it,” Schmueser said. “I’d like to be a buyer.”

But for right now, this cheerleader will be rooting for her home team – the United States of America.


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