Student Spotlight on Deja Spears


Photo by and of Deja Spears.

Tyler Stone, Staff Writer

Who are your favorite teachers and why?

My favorite teachers are Ms. Ramstine, Ms. Mchale, Mr. Pfieffer, Ms. Flad and Ms. Tkach because even though I don’t have them as teachers they all still speak to me in the hallways!

What is your goal for this year?

My goal for this year is to get accepted to one of my top three schools: Temple, University of South Carolina, or Rutgers. I also want to leave an impact on the younger cheerleaders in SASD and show them with hard work anything is possible.

What is the greatest experience you have ever had?

The greatest experience I ever had was at cheer camp this past summer. I was a top gun jump finalist, recognized as an All-American and invited to join National Cheerleading Association staff this summer.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to cheer for NCA staff this summer as well as attend a 4 year university and cheer Division I.

Who do you consider your biggest role model, and why?

My mother is definitely my biggest role model. Yes it sounds cliche, but she has showed me with hard work you can overcome anything you encounter.

What is your favorite thing about SHS?

My favorite thing about SHS is the activities they offer. There is something for everyone and the whole school can get involved.

What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of?

I can watch Love and Basketball without getting tired of it. If you’re an old soul like me, I definitely recommend.

What’s your favorite joke?

Where did the pencil go on vacation? PENCILVANIA!

What is your favorite thing about yourself?

My favorite thing about myself is that I always walk around with spirit. I’m naturally jumpy and happy just like I am when I am performing.

What is something that most people may not know about you?

Most people may not know I can crochet. It is knitting with only one needle. I learned in my old school during their after school program.