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Shifting perceptions

Cheer captains Haeley Folk and Lauren Ginn perform during their 6:15 a.m. practice with their team on Nov. 11.
Cheer captains want NPHS to see the squad's service and dedication.
November 20, 2020

The sun isn’t up at 5:40 a.m., but seniors Haeley Folk and Lauren Ginn are. Every day, the two North Platte High School cheer captains wake up early to lead their squad. Folk and Ginn are this year’s...

State cheer and dance recap

The Pacer dance team huddles to pray at state dance.
February 28, 2020

State Cheer The North Platte High School Cheer Team competed at state on Feb. 22 in Grand Island, Neb. They competed in two events, game day and non-tumbling. The NPHS cheer team placed seventh out...

Winter State send-off

The Pacer Dance Team preformed their state Pom routine at NPHS' winter sports' state send-off. They have taken many hours out of their morning and weekends to learn and practice both of their routines.
A pep rally was held at NPHS to recognize all of the winter sports and athletes headed to State.
February 20, 2020

The Complete Cheerleading Controversy

Cheerleaders encourage the football team during their annual homecoming game. The game took place on September 13th. Football player Zayden Guenin said,
An opinion on why cheer is definitely not a sport
November 22, 2019

Making exciting posters and encouraging actual sports doesn’t boost the idea that cheerleading is a sport and I firmly believe it is not one. Lexico Dictionary defines the word sport as “an...

The Great Cheer Debate

Cheer coach Tamina Hartman helps NPHS cheer squad, early in the morning, with their dance for their next performance.
A factual opinion on how Cheer deserves to be a sport
November 22, 2019

Cheer requires physical work, precision, and skill. Cheerleaders practice two to three times a week until everything is perfect. That sounds like a sport to me. What makes a sport a sport? According...

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