Getting up in front of people cheering, or leading people is one of the scariest things that humans can do. In Cait’s life, that is what she has been doing since she was a child. Always wanting to stand out and lead people, Cait grew up learning how to stand out and be the person that she wanted to be and not what other people wanted her to be. That is a great characteristic to have, because in today’s society people want you to be who they want you to be and not what you want to be. Being an individual, Cait grew up wanting to be a cheerleader.
Caitlyn Renae McWhirter, daughter of Mike and Nancy McWhirter, was born on August 11, 1997. Having only one parent in the house most of her life, because her dad, Mike was deployed serving our great country, Cait had first hand teaching from her mom of what it was like being strong. Before moving to Guthrie, Cait lived in Killeen, Texas and attend 3 different elementary schools and 2 middle schools. Cait moved to Guthrie two weeks before her freshman year. She participated in UIL, FCCLA, OAP, basketball, track, cross country, and most importantly, cheerleading. One of her favorite memories of Guthrie is when the Guthrie Lady Jags won area against Graford when they were supposed to get beat.
While in high school, Cait was a tremendous cheerleader and leader for Guthrie and the girls athletics program. Being very outgoing and being herself, Cait plans to attend college to become a teacher and a coach. Having played sports and loving to work with kids is what convinced Cait to make her decision on what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. Cait works very hard and she gets her worker skills from her grandfather Jim Sweeney, who has worked hard all of his life. Guthrie is very proud of Cait and all of her accomplishments. We are glad she is going to further her education and is glad Guthrie is part of her life.