VANDALIA — She’s a three sport athlete who’s had a winning year so far. Now senior Lori Buris is looking forward to having even more success. Buris and her fellow competition squad cheerleaders won the GWOC North title Saturday, Dec. 5 at Trent Arena at the league championships.
Buris has been cheering for Butler for four years, as both a varsity basketball cheerleader and a competition squad cheerleader. She also plays volleyball in the fall and pole vaults in the spring.
“As a senior, she sets a great example for the younger girls with respect to good sportsmanship, determination and being a team player. She is a genuinely kind and lovely young lady,” cheerleading coordinator Patty Huber said.
Buris says she came to tumbling quite naturally.
“I learned how to tumble with my sister, Amanda, in our backyard on the trampoline. After that, I went to GFTF (Gymnastics for the Future)in Englewood from sixth to eighth grade,” Buris said.
Huber says her “talented cheerleader” has a positive attitude and an “amazing work ethic.” Buris agrees she is determined.
“I would say that my strength is perseverance. When learning a new skill, I do not let myself give up on it until I am successful,” Buris said.
Huber agrees Buris “works to always get better, even though she is already great.” And it’s that determination that makes “No Fear, Butler Cheer” such an important part of this senior’s life.