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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Cheer squad rallies fundraising to compete at regionals


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

The Wrangell High School cheer squad last Saturday practiced one of several maneuvers they have worked to perfect over the course of the school year before going to compete at regionals this week in Juneau. The squad is, from left, Alisha Armstrong, Lily Younce, Brodie Gardner, Nate Rooney and Cassady Cowan.

Who cheers on the cheer squad? A weekend that began with disappointment turned into determination and the will to beat defeat.

As the Wrangell High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams were scheduled to go to Juneau to compete this week, so too was the cheer squad. But there weren't enough funds to cover the trip. That is, until the squad and community jumped into action.

"We're going (to regionals)," said cheer coach Stephanie Cartwright last Saturday. "Between the parents and me ... about 20 minutes ago, we got it covered so we can still (go). I didn't think it was going to happ...

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