Newport Harbor High School cheerleader Regina Scholey helped lead a group of young girls in cheer, choreography and stunts Tuesday morning.
But it wasn't that long ago that the 17-year-old senior was in their shoes, looking up to the "big girls."
"It's really fun being on the other side," she said. "I remember thinking the cheerleaders were awesome."
Regina and her teammates taught about 130 pre-K to eighth-grade girls the basics of cheer, song and baton twirling during Harbor's annual week-long junior cheer camp.
The camp culminates in a performance for parents Thursday and another during halftime at a Sept. 21 football game.
"You look around and you see the future of Sailor cheer," said Harbor junior Katelynne Dangl, 16, whose grandmother started the camp in 2000.
The camp is the squad's biggest annual fundraiser, making it possible for the team to attend competitions, stage rallies and buy essentials, said advisor Kris Higman.