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Sister's urging leads to S.T.R.I.P.E.S. for first-year cheerleader

Trey Wilcher displays his S.T.R.I.P.E.S. medallion.

Had it not been for the urging of an older sister, Broken Arrow Cheer coach Kyrstin Delehanty may have missed out on “one of the best back spots I’ve ever seen.”

Sophomore Trey Wilcher was convinced to try out for BA Cheer by his sister Trinity, a 2020 BAHS graduate and a Varsity Cheerleader. In his first season with the squad, Wilcher has not only become a key spotter, but also received a Tiger S.T.R.I.P.E.S. medallion of Excellence for the effort and conviction he has put into learning his task.

“He’s worked tirelessly to improve his coed stunting,” Delehanty said. “He is such a hard worker and is an incredible person and athlete.”

Throughout the year, coaches recognize players for demonstrating the traits of Tiger S.T.R.I.P.E.S.: Service, Trust, Respect, Integrity, Positive Attitude, Excellence, and Self-Discipline. The following is an explanation of each of the seven pillars of the Tiger S.T.R.I.P.E.S. acronym:
Service – Work done for the betterment of school and community
Trust – Rely on one another by creating healthy, dependable relationships.
Respect – Display good manners and compassion, and expect it in return.
Integrity – Character is what you do when no one is looking.
Positive Attitude – Be a role model of optimism in action.
Excellence – Set high standards of excellence in both athletics and academics.
Self-Discipline – Use restraint as a tool for self-improvement.