Sundancer Pumps up the Crowd
Chances are if you have been to a basketball or football game at Southeast in the last year, you have seen Cara Bigler on the sideline keeping school spirit high. Like so many other Sundancers have done throughout the years, Cara takes pleasure in pumping up crowds by putting her cheer and dance moves on display.
In addition to being a Sundancer, Cara is an early education major from Kansas City and a sister with the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Juggling schoolwork, dance and social activities is not easy, but Cara seems to think it motivates her to do better. She credits her college experience as a boost to her success.
“I know that my time at Southeast has helped me to be successful in and out of the classroom. The professors have challenged me to apply myself to the best of my ability," she says. "I have learned a great deal about responsibility through my educational experience here at Southeast. It has shaped me into a more mature person even in just my first year here.”
One of the best moments she has had at Southeast was traveling to Daytona Beach, Fla., with the Sundancers during the spring when they competed in the National Collegiate Cheer and Dance Competition, placing ninth overall. This is the fifth time in the last 10 years the dance team from Southeast has finished among the top 10 in the nation.
Another memorable event for Cara was joining her sorority.
“Being Greek has enabled me to help the community through Philanthropic events, as well as make life long friendships,” Cara says,
Going into her sophomore year, she has some advice for incoming freshman.
“Get involved. I am not kidding. It is the best way to make friends and fall in love with Southeast," she says. "I know I would have been a lot more homesick if I hadn't found the great friendships that I did. Go Greek. I swear it is a blast.”
Cara shows her talent to motivate others, displaying once again, whether as a Sundancer or a student, she is happy to call Southeast home.