Omar Richardson

Step 1 You are in the eighth grade student. Since the seventh grade you have been on the junior varsity cheerleading squad. You recently tried out for the Varsity team next year. You have been notified that you made the team. The cheerleading sponsor informs you that you can no longer be in band if you are cheering on Varsity nights, since the band marches during half time at the football games. You have been in the band since the fifth grade and you have really enjoyed being in the band and going on band trips. Next year the band is going to disney world. What do you do?

Step 2 1. You could leave the band and be popular but will have to the leave the friends you made in the band and the band is going to Disney World. could stay in band and stay with all of your friends and get to go to disney world wit all of your friends.

Step 3- If you go to the Cheerleading squad you might be criticized by your band friends and or might be hated by your decision to join the cheerleading squad.

If you stayed with band the Varsity cheerleaders might make funny and or call you names because yo didn't join the popular group (aka the cheerleading squad).

Step 4 - consider your friends you have in band and how much you enjoy them and the band. You're giving up something you love to join something you want.

Step 5 Think about all 4 of these steps and pick the best decision for long term success

Step 6 Think about which decision will benefit you long term the most losing most of your friends vs. being popular.

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