McMahon is filled with many skilled and talented people each with a unique story that most do not know about. This story is about sophomore Fashanti Lee and her dedication to being part of the McMahon community.
Starting with gymnastics at the age of 7, as Lee got older, she decided cheerleading was the better option. Her cheerleading career began in 7th grade. Her inspiration from her mother has made her into the cheerleader she is today. Lee said, “My mother has always been there for me and one of the people that motivate me to become better.”
Her position on the cheer team is the base, which is the one holding the people up in the air and is typically one of the strongest. She then went on to give her best attributes by saying, “My best skill set is tumbling and my second best skill is stunting because I am one of the strongest bases they have.”
Her support system comes from her family and a few close friends. She stated, “They support me by showing up to practices, cheering me on, motivating me and giving me little talks like ‘stop doubting yourself’ and ‘do what you have to do to get to where you want to be.’”
When asked about her time away from cheerleading she responded with “I have time mostly on the weekends and maybe sometimes after school and in that time I rest my body and get some sleep.”
One of Lee’s dreams in life is to become a professional cheerleader, however, at the moment with her love of animals she wants to become a veterinarian. “I don’t think I would settle with cheerleading if I want to accomplish something bigger and better.”
When asked what was her most memorable moment she responded with “Going to competitions and getting a top three spot ranking because it was a good feeling knowing my worth in cheer and knowing that if I put in work there will be a good outcome.”
Lee’s experience on the cheerleading team is one to remember. She said “I have increased my stamina, gotten strong, more confident and have made a lot of new friends. The bond my team has is irreplaceable.”