Advisors trying to rebuild cheerleading program

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 3/3/98.

After several years of not having cheerleaders at school sporting events, three women have taken on the challenge of rebuilding the program.

In 1995, Becky Hoey, then a new teacher at the high school, took on the responsibility of being the cheerleader advisor and trying to restart the cheerleading program. She held tryouts and worked with the cheerleaders through the football, wrestling and basketball sports seasons.

ěBecky deserves a lot of credit for getting cheerleading going in the school again,î Sheri Wegner said. ěTwo years ago, new uniforms were purchased for the cheerleaders, which was a major stepping stone for getting the program restarted.î

After coaching the football cheerleaders, pregnant and expecting her first child, Hoey turned over the advisor position for the winter sports to Cindy Fuchs and Sheri Wegner. Fuchs was named the new advisor for the wrestling cheerleaders and Wegner headed the basketball cheerleaders.

Anyone interested, in grades 8 to 11, in being a cheerleader for the 1998-99 sports season, an informational meeting and practices are set for 6 to 8 p.m. in the elementary school on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 9, 11, and 12.

For more information on the football or basketball cheerleading program, contact Sheri Wegner, 320-243-3222 (home) or at work 320-243-7771. A new advisor is being sought for the football program.

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