Published on November 21st, 2013 | by Jessica Baker
All Access with Jasmine: AC’s Newest Cheerleader of the Month
Hey AC Readers! Get ready for an exciting announcement. If you haven’t already seen or heard, I have been selected as Cheerleader of the Month for the Winter issue of American Cheerleader Magazine! I am thrilled to be representing such a wonderful magazine and company, as well as a magnificent university like UGA. I’ve had so many amazing opportunities since I’ve been at the University of the Georgia, and I want to thank the AC staff and readers, my coaches, family and friends for all of their support. I would not be in this position if were not for you guys, so thanks for taking this cheerful journey with me!
Now let’s talk about some Georgia Football! After coming back from a rough patch of games, Georgia took on the Florida Gators on November 2nd. The Gators happen to be UGA’s biggest rival in the SEC. This rivalry is rooted deep within the southeastern region and has been going on for quite some time now. This was a critical game for both teams because the winner still would have a chance at winning the SEC East title.
Even though neither team was ranked at the time, it was still a vicious battle all the way until the end. The game was played at EverBank Field—home of the Jacksonville Jaguars—and it was clearly divided between seas of blue and red. The rain had let up just in time for kickoff, which made it even more exciting to watch. Plus, I didn’t have to worry about cheering in the rain, haha! The game was close and the second quarter got pretty intense, but thankfully, UGA pulled out a victory, beating the Gators 23-20. You know what that means? We still have a shot at the SEC East title, WOOHOO!
Outside of my cheerleading life, I have been volunteering with a local News channel at my school called Grady Newsource. This is a television program our school has set up in order to help future Broadcast Journalists and Mass Media Specialists. The great thing about this program is that students in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at UGA are the ones who produce Grady Newsource. While at Newsource, I get to be on set (primarily behind the scenes) operating the teleprompter and camera and cueing the news anchors on when to speak. Most of the people that know me, know that I also want to be an Entertainment News Broadcaster for E! News. By working with Grady Newsource, I’m getting the chance to work in the same type of environment that I will be working with in the future. And although I’m not in front of the camera anchoring, I am learning very valuable skills that will help me further my career in the News industry.
This is Jasmine King signing off for AC.com. Check out the Winter Issue of American Cheerleader Magazine for the latest and greatest on all things cheerleading! Go Dawgs!