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FEB 2019

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76 NAILS MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2019 | www.nailsmag.com MY OTHER LIFE Team Spirit For nail tech Marcie Morgan of Crawfordsville, Ind., cheerleading has been a lifelong passion. She first became a fan at the age of three. "Because my brothers were 10 and 12 years older than me, my mom would dress me up and I'd go to their games and watch the big girls cheering and try to cheer along," she explains. She officially started cheering in fifth grade and continued through high school. Bringing her skills to a new generation, Morgan has coached a high school cheer team for the past five years, and two years ago started teaching younger children aged four to nine as well. Working with so many young people can be a challenge. "It's hard to catch all 19 teenage girls having a good day!" says Morgan. "As for the tiny team level, sometimes it's like herding cats. Just getting them all on the same page some days is a struggle." Despite the challenges, Morgan finds the work rewarding. "My favorite thing is touching these ladies' lives," she says. "What I do is more than teaching them how to jump and shake their pompoms. I teach them how to be a positive person in society, to give back to their community, and to work hard." Morgan's goal is to overcome the stereotypes about cheerleaders. She has worked hard to make sure her cheerleading groups are positive and encourage kindness. "You can be the most flexible, talented gymnast, the best at stunting in pyramids, and have the highest jumps, but all of that is nothing if you're not kind to others," she explains. "To be the best cheerleader you can't be a mean girl." NAILS (ISSN 0896-193x) (USPS 001-426) is published monthly, by Bobit Business Media, 3520 Challenger Street, Torrance, California 90503-1640. Periodicals postage paid at Torrance, California 90503-9998 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Nails, P.O. Box 3180 Northbrook, IL 60065-3180. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for address changes to take effect. Subscription Prices - United States $20 per year; Canada $57 per year; Foreign $87 per year. Single copy price - $5; Big Book - $40. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks to receive your first issue. Bobit Business Media reserves the right to refuse non-qualified subscriptions. Please address Editorial and Advertising correspondence to the Executive Offices at 3520 Challenger Street Torrance, California 90503-1640 or online at www.nailsmag. com. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced either in whole or in part without consent of Bobit Business Media. All statements made, although based on information believed to be reliable and accurate, cannot be guaranteed and no fault or liability can be accepted for error or omission. Subscribers: If the Post Office alerts us that your magazine is undeliverable, we have no further obligation unless we receive a corrected address within 2 years. Marcie Morgan, nail tech In her other life: Cheerleading Coach My favorite thing is touching these ladies' lives."

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