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2008-2009 Cheerleading
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Polar Cheerleaders wait in the wings to bring some holiday cheer to senior citizens who are Alumni.

The 2008-2009 Cheerleading year began with turmoil.  Last year, four different people coached the squad.  Because of the great turnover, half of the returning cheerleaders were inelligible. Tryouts

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Cheerleaders perform the North High Polars (NHP) cheer.
for the squad began the first week of september.  By homecoming, there were 20 cheerleaders on the sideline for the game.  This years squad has both a varsity and junior varsity group.

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Cheerleaders are supported by alumni from the 1940's.
The team also made an appearance at the Jewish Community Center in St. Louis Park.  The Alumni Association asked if the mascot could make an appearance there because over 100 residents are North
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2008-2009 Cheerleading Squad
Alumni.  The squad combined with some alumni to to perform the School Song.  They then performed a cheer for the audience before the talent show began.

The Squad cheered at every home

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Jalissa Williams
basketball (both boys and girls) game and the one home wrestling match.  When the basketball teams began regionplay, the squad split evenly and attended both games.  The cheerleaders prooudly
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Melissa Potts
cheered the Lady Polars on their march through the state tournament.

The end of the season awards were given out at the Winter Sports Banquet.  The varsity awards went to: Most Loyal-Teanna

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Andranita Smith-Shannon
Watson; Most School Spirit-Jalissa WIlliams; Best Attitude-Andranita Smith-Shannon; Most Improved: Selina Sumrall; and Coach's Award: Melissa Potts.  The Junior Varsity awards were:  Most
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Erica McPherson
Loyal-Tatyana Graham; Most School Sporot: Cheryle Gossitt; Best Attitude: Gwendolyn Johnson; Most Improved: Ashley Cole.

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Gwen Johnson
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Fran Clayborne
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Antoinette Rice
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Makada Cook