Go Nationals! Support SJHS Cheer
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Chandler Unified School District was honored on November 1, 2008 when the SJHS Cheer squad took 1st place, with a UCA qualifying score of 89, to represent Santan Junior High at the UCA Nationals scheduled for the Spring of 2009.The NHSCC is held at the Walt Disney WorldÂ® Resort in Orlando, Florida, and nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year.
We, as community members, have recently learned that the team is not being supported by CUSD to accept the bid to compete and represent Santan Junior High, CUSD, and all Arizona junior high schools at the National level. Main Point: We meet the criterion needed for school board approval.
According to the district policy "out of state travel is approved only when a group is recognized or honored at a state or regional event that allows official representation of the state at a regional or national competition."
Our goal is to show Chandler youth that their participation in school athletics validates their hard work and achievement with recognition and support from their families, school and community. We are asking the School Board to approve the bid and therefore support our goal.
We do not feel that this support should be held in reserve for high school athletics if a team earns the honor earlier.
We are not asking for any monetary assistance from the school district and will voluntarily sign a waiver absolving CUSD of any liability.
Santan Junior High Booster Club
"Since its founding in 1974 by Jeff Webb, Varsity has been the driving force in making cheerleading the dynamic, athletic, high profile activity it is today. By combining high energy entertainment with traditional school leadership, Webb and his organization have driven the development of an international phenomenon that now not only includes millions of young Americans, but also a rapidly growing number of participant s worldwide."
"UCA’s goal is to inspire leadership on and off the field. All of UCA’s material and programs are centrally focused on the traditional role of cheerleading. UCA believes that the primary purpose of a cheerleader is to support athletic programs and lead the crowd before and during games. Cheerleaders play an instrumental role in raising, leading and maintaining school spirit in and around their communities. In short, they are leaders in building general morale at their school!"
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