As a poms captain, Clurman sees her commitment to the program pay off

By Quetzani Montano-Sevilla, staff writer

Many students at Boulder High are involved in sports, clubs or other organizations that take up a majority of their lives. Some find it easy to balance school, interests and social life, but most know that it can be a struggle at times. Of course, most students are more than willing to be involved in something at school despite the time commitment because the end result is rewarding.

Such is the case for senior Emmy Clurman, who has the honor of being one of the team captains on the poms squad this year. As a captain, Clurman does her best to balance school, poms and work.

“It is really hard because school and poms take up 90 percent of my life, but I just figure out what my priorities are and then let the rest fall into place,” Clurman said.

Clurman has dedicated four years to the poms team and was rewarded for her big commitment to the team by being chosen to be a captain. This year’s team is working hard on routines for state.

“I am really excited. We have been working really hard, and I can’t wait to see it all pay off,” Clurman said.

Clurman says she loves being on the team because she gets to dance, support her school and hang out with a great group of girls. Clurman has been dancing for eight years and decided to join poms her freshman year as a way to get involved in school. Now, Clurman hopes to bring many positive aspects to the team as captain.

“There are many different types of leaders, but I hope that I am a positive example for the girls and they can look to me for support and guidance,” Clurman explained.

In addition to being a captain, Clurman has challenged herself to take more rigorous courses in school, as well as working at a frozen yogurt place. Like many others at Boulder High, Clurman has plans to go to college right after graduating from high school, but for now, she’s doing her best to lead the team she’s willingly sacrificed for.

“It is definitely a lot harder than it looks, but it’s very rewarding at the end of the day to see that you might have an impact on the girls and the team,” Clurman said.

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