By Emilisa Lopez
SLA has seen the start of various clubs during this school year. One of these clubs is the new SLA Step team.
Junior Loren Jenkins created the team after being inspired by cheerleading, and wanted to share her interest with the rest of SLA.
In her opinion, “SLA has interesting activities, but I really enjoyed doing this, and I thought that other people would enjoy it too.”
Her first step was to have it approved by two people, Principal Chris Lehmann and Counselor Zoe Siswick. She actually started this process her sophomore year.
Jenkins then began to look for members of the SLA community that were interested in joining. She created two trials, a trial for people interested and a trial for those who wanted to be on the team.
Once people went to the interest trial, they learned all about the step team and from that decided if they wanted to audition. If the people passed the audition, they became members of the team.
Their members are Senior Ashley Etheredge, Senior Brittany Riggins, Junior Chelsea Janette Smith, Senior Johniera McClain, Junior Jamelia Barrett, Freshman Khadijah Fofana, along with Jenkins as captain.