Jackie decided she wanted to become a cheerleader when she saw her mother’s pictures from High School. Pam was captain of her cheer squad during her senior year and that was Jackie’s goal at the beginning.
This made Pam some sort of proud and the sight of it made Jackie to want it even more. She entered rhythmic gymnastics classes and left ballet for it.
When she prepared for her cheer audition, she didn’t eat the entire day thinking she’ll be more light if she did. In consequence, she passed out before the audition and couldn’t attend.
Lucky for her, the Captain that year had seen her go to every open cheer practice and knew her popularity was fit enough for the squad, she got a private trial and passed with great applause.
During her first year, everything she thought about was her social circle and cheerleading to the point her father banned cheerleading stuff at dinner.
When her first big game came, she wanted her parents to attend but they couldn’t. It broke her heart a little.
She’s proud of how flexible and rhythmic she is.
Every time a game is coming, she gets nervous and eats too much. It makes her feel bad, but after she started to hang out with Donna, she also started to see there’s nothing wrong with eating.
The first time she ever saw Hyde was during a cheer practice. He was sitting in the stands smoking, watching them practice. She learned he had been waiting for a girl who washis girl of the week that time. She always thought he was somehow hot.
She once told Hyde she is grateful she was a cheerleader because it allowed her to first notice him. When he asks what does she means, she finally tells him about that time she saw him smoking and that she remembers him defending her from the girl that cut her hair during camp. He says he’s grateful for her skills and her uniform.
Even before she started to date Hyde, she was feeling out of place with the cheerleaders. She never mentioned it to anyone, not even Donna. But once she starts dating Hyde, she tells him and later after she gets kicked out the team, he asks her if isn’t it a relief after all, and she says yes, finally understanding she’s not longer the girl that wanted to be a Dallas Cheerleader.
When her older daughter comes to her, happily yelling and showing her a paper, saying she has been accepted to the cheer squad and she got her recip to order her uniform, Jackie smiles at her and wishes the experience is not so bad for her daughter.