A New Jersey high school became embroiled in controversy when rumors reached the public that it had allowed all who tried out for its cheerleading team make the final squad. Reports from outlets, including the Associated Press, claimed that decision followed a complaint from a cheerleading parent.
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The Hanover Park disagreement all led to a showdown in front of the board of education, when cheerleader Stephanie Krueger told the board her hard work “has been thrown out the window.”
Now the school itself is offering a response, via our Gannett partners at the Courier News:
Historically, Hanover Park had three cheerleading squads; Black, White and Gold, representing the school’s colors. Interested participants are required to audition for the squads and a selection is made based on certain criteria