Athlete of the Week Triad High School

Cassey Poe

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Cassey Poe

Name: Cassey Poe

School: Triad High School

Grade: 11

Age: 17

Sports: Cheerleading

Claim to fame/honors: Winning the OHC title alongside my team, being the OHC jump-off champion three years in a row and winning the All American cheerleader title all five years of my cheerleading career

Words you live by: "Surround yourself with the dreamers, the believers and the thinkers; but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it yourself."

Toughest opponent: Ada High School cheerleaders

Biggest influence: My grandparents

Game-day rituals: Getting ready with teammates, listening to music and warming up tumbling in the weight room

What's on your bedroom walls: Canvases painted by my friends, family and myself and pictures of friends and family

When I'm bored I like to… Spend time with friends and family

Favorite movie: Beyond the Lights

Favorite TV show: Gilmore Girls

Favorite musical artist: Rihanna

Favorite book: The Silence series

Favorite home-cooked meal: Lasagna

Favorite restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Place where you'd love to travel: Costa Rica

Talent you'd like to have: To be able to sing well

Favorite school subject: Chemistry

Favorite athlete: Simone Biles

Favorite team: ICE All Stars - Lady Lightening

Something in the world I'd like to change: Bullying

Favorite sports moment: Cheering on Channel 10 news with my cheer squad

Favorite junk food: Lemon pound cake

Best thing about your favorite sport: The friendships formed throughout the season

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