Saturday, March 31, 2007

Oksana Lee Joyce - Our Granddaughter-Part II



Here is Oksana and her very proud dad, Marc.
Marc was awarded a cow bell, that had been painted Edison's green, that said "Pom Dad". Wasn't that the cutest!!!! Wish we'd taken a picture of it. :o(
Here you can see some of the girls behind the many trophies that Edison won. This Banquet was honoring the 6th, 7th & 8th grade squads. Oksana is the one in the green top. By the way, the plaid shorts were one of the gifts given to the girls, along with a white top that had "POM" in green sequins. The girls slipped the shorts on over their slacks!!


The girl hugging Oksana is her "Big Me", Aubri.

During try-outs each, going to be, 6th grader is assigned to a 7th grader as her "Big Me". This older, more experienced girl, helps the new ones learn and is just there to support them in any way. Oksana was so blessed to have Aubri as her "Big Me". The girls have developed a strong bond and friendship that I am sure will last for years. Isn't that a great idea? Now as Oksana is a "pro" she will be assigned as a "Big Me" to a new 6th grader coming in.

Official Pom photo of Oksana Lee Joyce, 6th Grade Pom Squad, Edison High School, 2006-07


12 comments:

Randi & Family said...

What a unique name! Oksana! How cool!

Well I was never a cheerleader ----but I say, "great job Oksana! Give me an O - K - S - A - N - A" :)

Yay! :) What a proud grandma you must be.

Just Mom said...

This brings back so many great memories of my brief "career" as a cheerleader in middle school. By high school I was too involved in theater to continue on the squad. No regrets, though.

Congratulations to Oksana and her teammates.

~Ginger said...

Like Aisha, I was a cheerleader in middle school. Can you believe it! More importantly my Alicia was a cheerleader in high school and a very good one. We have wonderful memories of her big smile and enthusiasm. What a great time for these kids. You can be very proud of Oksana. This sport takes hard work and effort on the girls part. I love the photos. It brings back such great memories for me :) :)

Ruth said...

Wow...she sure is a cutie!! Congratulations. It's really a great idea to assign a "Big Me" for support. Looks like it was a lot of fun!!

Trella said...

Your grandaughter is beautiful and you must be so proud. How nice to end the year with a banquet.
I love the "Big Me" idea. We did something similar when I was on the flag team.
Trella

Momma Roar said...

What a great idea, the big me! I enjoyed my years as a cheerleader, I have to scan some of those pictures too!! :)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a beautiful name and a beautiful girl to go with it!

~Ginger said...

Just wondering if you got my email?

Leann said...

I love her name.my step mom came from the Ukraine and her grandma had that name.its so pretty for a lovely young lady.
its a great blessing to have grandchildren,you are truely blessed.
have a great week.and God bless.

weavermom said...

She's beautiful!

Lori B said...

Looks like fun!! I too was a cheerleader in middle and high school.

The pictures of your granddaughter are pretty!!

Susie said...

Just wanted to stop in and say hi. Thanks for visiting me. I see you're also a Susan and have grandchildren you enjoy posting about. Congratulations to Oksana!!
:)