State Cheer and Dance competition goes on despite winter weather

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.

The NSAA continues to give cheerleaders and dancers from across the state a chance to share their talents in Grand Island this weekend.

Before Mother Nature’s attempt to hinder this weekend’s competition, a record number of over 2,400 student athletes were registered to perform this year. Officials for this competition say all who take part not only represent their schools and their communities, but especially themselves, and many go out and fund raise just to get to this competition.

“I think it’s really important for us to embrace this as a whole school community type of activity,” said Nebraska Coaches Association’s director Darin Boysen. “And so the more we can have student athletes involved with their school there’s a connection. I think they’re going to do better in the classroom. They’re going to be more a part in their community.”

The 12th annual competition, done in cooperation with the Nebraska Coaches Association, continues Saturday in Grand Island with classes C and D.

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