Sheryl Hoover's experience on the road trip best holds up the All-American stereotypes placed upon a white family on the road. Through everything, she is the support that holds her family together. Before they even get to the road, she invites her brother (Frank) to stay with the family. She accepts him being gay and suicidal, and gives him the support system that he seemingly needs. Sheryl is the one to comfort Dwayne on the road, when he finds out that he is colorblind and will never make it into flight school. She believes in Olive throughout everything, even when everyone else reaches the pagent and realizes that maybe Olive doesn't fit in with all of these creepy, little pagent girls. In the end, her whole family seems to follow in her love and acceptance and get up on the stage to dance their hearts out.