Q-and-A with Morgan Hussey, Morris cheerleading
December 5, 2012 10:36PM
Morgan Hussey, of Morris | Joseph P. Meier~Sun Times Media
Updated: January 7, 2013 6:32AM
A junior, Hussey started competing two years ago, joining her sister, Maggie, who was a senior captain on the Redskins. Morgan lists qualifying for state with her sister in 2011 as her greatest moment in the sport.
What’s the most clever or funny line you heard in a cheer?
Morris High School. One of a kind. Taking over Illinois. It’s our time.
What do you tell people who say “cheerleading is not a sport – it’s an activity”?
Well, I don’t like to start arguments about it. However, people have to understand what we do is not easy. This sport requires endurance, enthusiasm and strength, and while you are performing you have to be as tight as possible, yell as loud as you can and leave your heart on the floor each and every time you compete.
Who is the most interesting person you’ve met?
One the English teachers at Morris, Mr. (Todd) Kein. I absolutely loved his class. It was one of the few classes that I was excited to go to every day. He made learning fun, and that does not happen very often.
Who’s the person you’d most like to meet?
Why would you like to meet her?
Growing up, I was in gymnastics for 11 years. I loved the sport, and whenever the Olympics are on, my favorite sport to watch is gymnastics. Shawn has been one of my favorite gymnasts since then.
If they made a movie about your life story, what would the title be?
“Fun and Fantastic”. It would demonstrate the quality of life that people can have if they leave the negative behind and work to make things better.
And who should play you in the lead role?
As told to Jeff Vorva