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‘Georgia’ appropriate nickname for senior

Kaitlin Hermanson, Profiles Editor

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Senior Katie Singer is nicknamed “Georgia” by her cheer teammates, and aptly so.

The Marietta, Ga., native moved to Shores the summer before her freshman year.

“My mom’s family lives around Muskegon, and when my grandpa passed away, we moved up here to be closer to them,” Singer said.

The idea of moving across the country at first was not something Singer was excited for.

“When I first found out, I went to my friends house for like four days and wouldn’t talk to my mom because I was so mad at her,” Singer said. “I had this idea in my head that the move was going to be the literal worst thing of my entire life, but I ended up really liking it here.”

The beach, in particular, is what she loves most about Shores.

“People who’ve lived here their whole life take it for granted sometimes,” Singer said.

While Marietta is a five-hour drive to the coast, Singer loved that it is close to Atlanta.

“Because you’re right by one of the biggest cities in the southeast, you can always find something to do,”

Singer said. “The downside is it’s usually expensive. Here, I have to put more work into finding out where I can go to do that same thing, and it might be a little more of a drive to.”

Though she likes Muskegon, Singer said there are things that she does miss about life down south.

“I’m always going to love Georgia because it’s where I grew up and where most of my memories are,” Singer said.

She also noticed that people in the Midwest are much different.

“People in the south are overly nice, and so it was weird moving here and seeing that strangers were so much less social,” Singer said. “Not that y’all are mean, but it’s not over the top like it is down south.”

Despite the interesting change of culture, Singer did not have a difficult time adjusting to life in Michigan.

“Because I joined cheer, I had friends going into it, but it still was

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