Yes, that's me, second from the left in the pic.
No. There were no chearleaders at my former high school. Not even a football team.. No peprallys etc.
No. I had friend who tried out every year. She worked so hard and practiced every chance she got. Other cheerleaders even worked with her, but still she never made it past the try outs. A couple of years after graduation I ran into her brother and asked how she was doing. He told me she was doing great and was a cheerleader for her college! I was so happy for her.
We don't have cliques at our school, but even if we did, I wouldn't be a cheerleader- I'd be one of the girls who makes fun of the cheerleaders (that's what we do anyway- to the girls who would be cheerleaders if we had them). I would probably be a 'theatre nerd,' since I play in two bands and choir, and I'm always hanging out in the music classroom. If I'm not a 'theatre nerd,' I would just be a plain nerd, since I love 'nerdy' things, and I'm in the 'smart group' of kids, which I guess is a clique of a sort, but we don't discriminate, and we let anyone sit with us.