Sensations’ first manager makes the cut

After cheering on the Sensations for years and talking about being their manager since sophomore year, junior Sydney Wilson has finally landed the job. She was approved as manager on Feb. 8 at the varsity basketball games. Knowing that simply asking to be manager was not taken seriously, Wilson went further and wrote coaches Roxanne Henry and Jodi Nichols a letter explaining why she wanted to be their manager.

“I already spend a ton of time with the team and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my junior and senior year than to manage and cheer our girls on,” said Wilson.

Although Wilson started to talk about being manager her sophomore year, she began to spend more and more time with the team this school year and joked of being their unofficial manager. However, she hadn’t asked because the dance team had never had a manger.

“Once the girls came back from nationals, I worked up the courage and shared my interests with the coaches,” said Wilson.

The announcement of the new manager was received joyfully by the team. Both Wilson and the Sensations are excited to have a team manager.

“The whole team started to cheer and I was on the verge of crying tears of happiness,” said Wilson. “It was probably the happiest I’ve ever felt since I’ve been at FHC.”

As the Sensations’ manager, Wilson will have many responsibilities. She will organize trivia night and Junior Sensations, help with fundraisers, videotape and take pictures of routines at both practice and games, update their Twitter and Facebook pages, bring the team snacks, and help do hair, makeup and costumes.

“I can’t wait to see what the Sensations will accomplish in their upcoming season and am honored to be a part of their team,” said Wilson.