Kate Roland

“My favorite thing to do outside of school is cheer. [I love] the community that it builds. With stunting, you have to trust each other, and if you don’t have that trust, it can go bad quickly. Recently, there’s been a lot of drama on our team, and that’s pulled that trust apart. It’s hard not to hold grudges against people and not get annoyed with them. If someone makes me mad, I don’t tell them. I convince myself that if I just push it away, it will go away, and I won’t be angry anymore, but that’s not how it works.” – Kate Roland, 9