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Meet The Cheerleader Of The Week: Hannah

Posted Nov 21, 2017

The Cheerleader of the Week for the week of Thanksgiving - for Hannah, it couldn’t be more appropriate.

“It’s actually my favorite holiday,” she says. “I love family. I love getting together with them. My sisters are moved away now, so this is the one time for them to come home. My grandparents come down, my aunts and uncles are coming down this year.”

And their family traditions make it all the more fun.

“We just relax all day and then at midnight, we go Black Friday shopping. That’s our tradition every year. We play Christmas music and we make hot chocolate and we get in comfy clothes and we just shop. That is our thing. My family is all about the holidays, so I love this October, November, December time of year. It makes me so happy.”

On Sunday, she’ll have some more bonding time with her mom.

“We thought it would be really cool, since it is the week of Thanksgiving, all of our family is already in town – that we bring our moms on the field and all the junior cheerleaders and their moms will be on the field. So, we’re doing a huge halftime dedicated to our moms and they actually get to kind of be a cheerleader for the day with us.”

It’s an appropriate honor for the woman who always supports her. But for Andra, dancing at Lucas Oil Stadium isn’t new ground.

“My mom is a seasoned vet on the field. She got to perform with us last year during the breast cancer halftime and this year as well during the cancer halftime and again now, for the mom dance. She loves it and each time, she’s a little less nervous and has a little more fun.”

The practices have been great bonding time for all the dance moms.

“It was cool for all of them to come together and get to talk about their stories. It’s such a close bond. They’ve spent so many of their hours at the dance studio watching us. So, this is kind of fun for us to pay it back,” she says. “We had to send them a video of the dances and they all came rocking it. They were on it. They were prepared – more than we were, kind of. My mom was like, ‘Hannah, it’s this move. Do it this way.’ I was like, ‘Ok, Mom. Thanks!’”

Now in her fourth season, Hannah has literally grown up with the Colts Cheerleaders.


“I started as an 18-year-old. I thought at 18 I was all mature and I knew what I was doing with my life,” she says. “I feel like they’ve taken me under their wing and I grow from them and learn from them.”

Today, she knows better than to think she’s got life figured out.

“I never know exactly what I’m going to do, but when I come to the Colts I know that I’m home and this is home for now. I’m very happy with that and content with that. I don’t see myself going anywhere soon.”

Hannah has many things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving – and the Colts are one of them.

“The Colts have shaped me into the person I am today. I couldn’t be more thankful that this is where it led me.”

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