N.J High School Changes Cheerleading Squad Policy So Everyone Makes It
A school in East Hanover, New Jersey made a new rule that everyone makes the cheerleading squad, or no one does.
Apparently a mom went to the school to complain about her daughter not making the team, so the principle put the policy in place that everyone who tires out for the Hanover Park High School squad will automatically make it.
This new rule was met with mixed emotions, most of the students very upset about it.
Student Stephanie Krueger said, “All my hard work has been thrown out the window,” I tried my hardest. Now everything is going away because of one child who did not make the team, and their parent complained."
I 100% agree with Stephanie. I was a cheerleader since I was 13 years old. I went to college for it and was even captain my junior and senior year. So i know what its like to buss my butt for my spot. I mean if that's the case i feel like that rule needs to be in place for the football team, the basketball team, the hockey team...every team. Why just cheerleading??
I think the point is to pick the best of the bunch. I don't think this policy should have changed because of one person. I also don't consider not letting someone on the team because they weren't good enough to be discrimination. Cheerleading is a sport. You have to try out and make it to be apart of the team.
And at the end of the day, it also seems to undermine the hard work of the cheerleaders who busted their butts to earn a spot on the team before they changed the rule.