Varsity’s void

Skilled cheerleaders of all grade levels should have chance at varsity

Standing on the sidelines  \\ Senior varsity cheerleader Karaline Klakamp watches the football players play as she thinks about the next cheer to encourage the boys Sept. 27 at a game against West Mesquite. No matter their grade, all cheerleaders should have a shot at being on the varsity team.

Standing on the sidelines \\ Senior varsity cheerleader Karaline Klakamp watches the football players play as she thinks about the next cheer to encourage the boys Sept. 27 at a game against West Mesquite. No matter their grade, all cheerleaders should have a shot at being on the varsity team.

Mya Jones, yearbook staff

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From the skill to the bubbly attitude and spirited personality, being a varsity cheerleader should always be earned. Varsity cheerleaders attend varsity football games to cheer on their team as well as get the fans in the stands to show some school spirit. Only juniors, seniors, and now sophomores can be eligible to make varsity. However, there are incoming freshmen with the potential that should have this opportunity.

Cheerleaders of all ages should be able to earn their way onto varsity. It is not fair to the candidates that put in 10 times more effort and still make a lower team just because they are a freshmen.”

— Mya Jones, varsity cheerleader

Cheerleaders of all ages should be able to earn their way onto varsity. It is not fair to the candidates that put in 10 times more effort and still make a lower team just because they are a freshmen.

In every other sport, a freshman can make the varsity team if he or she has the talent and drive to do so, so why should it be any different for cheer? For example, an incoming freshman trying out for football can make varsity if he is good enough. Even in volleyball, an incoming freshman can make the varsity team.

A common argument is that they may not know the routes of high school or be ready to be a leader on cheer, but there are upperclassmen on the team that can mentor them, just like in every other sport.

The solution is simple: allow girls to make varsity because they are good enough, not because their classification empowers them to.

Overall, being on varsity should not be determined by grade level.

If a cheerleader has the scores to make the upper-level team, he or she should be able to.

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