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Hackettstown High School Cheerleaders Are Raising Money to Make History

INDEPENDENCE, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown High School Cheerleaders are in the process of making history, by being the first local squad ever to compete in the big leagues.

After lots of practice, and scoring a bid at the Pocono Regional Championships, the Tiger Cheerleading Squad will be competing at the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando Florida on February 10-11, 2018.

“The girls have been working since October to get themselves ready for nationals. They earned their bid. They keep practicing. They attend multiple competitions to make sure that they are ready to compete on the National Level,” says Hackettstown High School Cheer Coach, Amanda Kinney.

To support the squad’s record breaking trip to the most prestigious high school cheerleading competition in the United States, the squad held a fund-raising breakfast at the Independence Fire House in Great Meadows on January 14th. 


“They will be using any donations they receive to get themselves down to Florida, since there was a quick turn around this year. There are financial needs for these girls to compete,” explains Kinney.

If you would like to donate, but were unable to attend the breakfast, you can make a donation by visiting the Hackettstown High School Cheerleader’s GoFundMe page.

Published by: Katie Moriarty