Cheyenne High School Cheerleaders are Fantastic!

By: Ta’Jra W.

Ameenah M

The cheer team at Cheyenne High School consists of hard-working, talented, and dedicated individuals! Of course they cheer at football games and home basketball games, but did you know they also cheer at volleyball games, perform at assemblies, participate in beautification projects, create posters for school events, and compete in city-wide competitions?

“Their primary goal is to be a spirit leader by promoting school spirit, encouraging people to attend games, and- when at the games- to keep the crowds going,” said Coach Pileggi, who has been the cheer coach at Cheyenne for ten years. She is proud to have a co-ed team, “We actually almost always have male cheerleaders. They tried out as the girls tried out and made the team as the girls did.”

It’s beneficial to have boys because they add strength and opportunity for the girls to expand their routine when you bring boys into stunting.

The cheer squad works hard all year long practicing two to three times a week to prepare for competition. They placed in both of the competitions they entered this school year.

“Everything hit and the judges liked what we were doing,” Pileggi said, “The scores reflected our effort.” Pileggi also commented on the hardest part of the competition, “Figuring out what the judges were looking for and to master that. You can know your routine, but then you have to make it that much better and turn on the showmanship.”

It takes hard work and dedication to be a Desert Shields cheerleader. Anyone who has what it takes can attend the parent meeting on March 30th at 5:00 pm in room 200 to obtain more information