Valley Cheer Starts Year Strong


Varsity Cheer at first game of year in August 2019. Photo by Tiffany Sharpiro

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Valley Cheerleaders, coached by Tiffany Schapero, have been working hard this year to perform for students and faculty, and they have been bonding with each other at games and practices.


The squads started their season with a four-week conditioning camp during the summer to prepare for back to school, which was followed by a two-week cheer camp.  Visiting coaches came to Valley to teach advanced stunting techniques and choreography.

Varsity and JV cheerleaders taking a photo break at cheer camp this summer. Photo by Eathan Tranate

“Every stunt group progressed dramatically from last year,” junior Magdalyn Hoffman adds.


This led to the top twelve cheerleaders being selected for the competition team, where they will compete in and out of state.

In addition, the team is wearing pink this October to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Varsity Cheer at Western High School, wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Photo by Tiffany Schapero



Each Tuesday, the teams tumble with Olympic Silver medalist Jason Gatson, who is helping with game day and assembly tumbling passes.


The 24-member Varsity squad and 12-member JV team have performed at both assemblies, Welcome Back and Homecoming, and they are working on the next assembly now.

Cheer working with Rancho’s Cheer Squad at the Rancho game. Photo by Eathan Tranate

“We look forward to creating and performing our Christmas assembly piece next.  It is sure to bring out the spirit of the season in our student body,” Hoffman adds.