Cheerleading: nothing new at Lawrence

It has saddened me to see that you have printed an article stating that the cheer team was first founded last year. This is not the case. There have been many cheerleading teams in LU’s past. The most recent one before this was founded in 1994.

The cheerleaders performed throughout the football and basketball seasons for several years. The cheerleaders were also active in homecoming events as well as other events.

There were uniforms that had been purchased in the past as well as a room dedicated to the cheerleaders.

I think that you owe the cheerleaders of the past an apology.

We all worked hard at raising team and school spirit and had hoped it would last beyond when we graduated.

Thank you,
Amy Anderson
class of ’97