Years from now, Calhoun High School principal Wanda Westmoreland might not remember what the score of last Friday’s game was, or the cheers the cheerleaders performed at state, or the names of the characters in the One Act play.
But what she will remember is that she’s proud of all of her students and the memories they have given her.
Last week, Westmoreland and assistant principal Vivian Moss cheered on the Yellow Jackets at Phil Reeve Stadium, and after the game they drove to Columbus.
There, they watched the competition cheerleaders compete for state and stood proud as they earned the state title.
With only a second to congratulate the cheerleaders, they quickly left from there and drove to Perry, where the cast of “The Arabian Nights” competed for a state title.
Managing to attend all three major Jacket events, it ended with a standing ovation inside a theatre.
“We do this because it’s our joy to support our kids,” Westmoreland said. “We just had to be there and I couldn’t imagine anyone not being there if they were in our role.”
“It was truly our joy and privilege, and I can’t imagine not doing it,” she added.
This weekend, Westmoreland will be busy with football, celebrating the achievements of the band and chorus group and attending a banquet for the cross-country team.
“I just feel so blessed to be able to do this,” Westmoreland said.
She will also bake some cakes for her next road trip: Thanksgiving Day.