This year, the Hermann High School Cheer Squad had to add an additional “and Rian” to every statement. For the last two years, the Hermann cheer squad has been an all female squad. With the 2017-2018 cheer season, Rian Dare (9) became the first male cheerleader at Hermann in several years.
Rian is a freshman at Hermann High. He can often be found in the middle of a crowd cracking jokes and making people around him laugh.
“I joined cheer because it seemed cool and I wanted to do something fun,” said Dare. “I plan on doing cheer for the rest of my high school years. I enjoy cheerleading because of the laughs. It's really fun, and because the people on the cheer team push me past my limits, but I don't think much of it, I just do what they ask.”
“Rian adds spunk, good laughs, and sometimes anger,” said Faith Robbins(12) with a laugh. “Of course we appreciate Rian on the squad, we love him...sometimes.”