Seward Park High School Cheerleading Squad Makes History with Trip to Nationals

Posted on: January 4th, 2022 at 5:07 am by

The Seward Park High School cheerleading squad is headed to the national stage, making history in the process.

The team qualified for the nationals – the highest level in high school cheerleading – about two weeks ago. Teams across the country will compete in Orlando next month.

And it’s a milestone – Seward Park is reportedly the second public high school in Manhattan to ever qualify for the grand stage.

“They’ve never cheered a day in their life prior to this team except for one,” head cheerleading coach Giana Quinterno told CBS just before the new year.

Actually getting to the national stage is another story, though. Between travel, hotels, and uniforms, the costs involved with sending fourteen girls to Orlando is quite high. To that end, Quinterno organized a GoFundMe campaign, which has nearly met its $15,000 donation goal.

Bring it on!

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