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Dome cheerleading performance was 'scary' but 'fun'

HS journalism: North Cedar seniors earned trip last month

North Cedar senior Kylea Jackson does a jump with more than 200 other Honor Squad cheerleaders during the state football
North Cedar senior Kylea Jackson does a jump with more than 200 other Honor Squad cheerleaders during the state football championships. (Saleena Jones/North Cedar sophomore)
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Lindsay Crock, Haley Raplinger and Kylea Jackson — all seniors at North Cedar — earned the honor of performing at the UNI-Dome with more than 200 other cheerleaders from all over Iowa.

Because the state football games were canceled on Nov, 20 due to weather, Crock, who performed in the Macey’s Day Parade in New York, had to fly out on Sunday could not participate.

Raplinger and Jackson still went to cheer with the Honor squad on Nov. 23. They performed at halftime during the class 1A and 2A state football championship games.

“It was scary having to cheer in front of so many people and only practicing the dance with everyone for two days, but it was also really fun having a big crowd to watch us,” Raplinger said.

More than 200 cheerleaders from across Iowa tried out for Honor Squad to cheer during the championship games. Each performance was about five minutes long.

Jackson and Raplinger had fun cheering with people they had never met in front of a Dome full of people.

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