Category: America Needs Cheerleaders

More Than Friday Night Lights and Championship Trophies

In the eyes of the Crestwood High School cheerleaders, being a member of the team is about so much more than competition season and Friday Night Lights. Instead, the team is very focused on community involvement and how they can be positive ambassadors for the Crestwood School District. This season, the Crestwood cheerleaders are going above and beyond with community service while still maintaining a busy game day and competition schedule. With a long list of community events and volunteer efforts, the team is striving to maintain a positive atmosphere within the Crestwood community. One of the largest initiatives set ... Read more

USA Cheer Makes a Wish Come True

After Lizzy’s diagnosis put her cheerleading career on hold, she had one dream: to meet the best cheerleaders in the USA. The Make a Wish Foundation contacted USA Cheer in order to make this happen. Lizzy, now an honorary member of the US National Team, wasn’t the only one impacted by the experience. “The teams were excited to meet Lizzy and I can say that she had just as much of a profound impact on the teams as the teams had on her,” said Director of US National Teams Tony Nash. Lizzy had the opportunity to participate in multiple US ... Read more

River Falls Cheerleading Is Back and Better Than Ever

The sidelines at River Falls High School stood bare for fifteen years. It wasn’t until a new teacher at the high school introduced herself to the class and mentioned she had been a cheerleader. This prompted a student to ask why River Falls didn’t have a cheerleading team. From there, efforts to bring cheerleading back to RFHS began. The school had struggled in the past to keep cheerleading alive, having the program defunded in 2000 and later a failed, short-lived attempt at rebuilding the program. In the fall of 2014, twelve girls cheered at all home football games and that ... Read more