Inference: An inference is drawing a conclusion of a situation based on your own ideas and thoughts.
"Competitive cheerleading is a sport. It is a physical activity that is governed by rules under which a winner can be declared and its primary purpose is to compare the skills of participants. Hopefully, cheerleading will become as well-known a sport as football and basketball, and even appear in the Olympics since cheerleaders are just as athletic and physically fit as those involved in the more accepted sports."
From this paragraph, I can infer that this person feels that cheerleading is not taken seriously based on how he/she speaks highly of the sport and its future.
"I was in the third grade, and played football for the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta. This is the time where I grew confidence, and was able to score a touchdown to win our game."
From this paragraph, I can infer that this person previously had confidence issues based on how the person talks about previous experiences and growing their confidence.
"Grace also wanted to go back for finals, as a swimmer she was allowed on deck. Metros is such a fun meet for the kids, all of their swim friends are there. It is so neat to see the worlds of summer swim, club swim and high school all collide in one pool. Her disappointment over not making finals quickly subsided when she realized she could go to a swim meet with her hair done and not have to worry about warm ups, warm downs and those pesky races! We walked through the door and didn’t see her again for many hours."
From this paragraph, I can infer that this girl is more of a girly-girly based on the fact that she wants to go to practice with her hair all neat and not worry about it getting messed up, instead of swimming.
I can infer from this photo that these penguins are emperor penguins based on the coloring and size of them