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Letter: Who'll cheer for the cheerleaders?

Mepham High School's co-ed varsity cheerleading team poses

Mepham High School's co-ed varsity cheerleading team poses for a photo on Friday, March 7, 2014. The Pirates won its second straight state championship, held in February at Sullivan Community College in upstate Loch Sheldrake. Photo Credit: Richard T. Slattery

New York recently declared that cheerleading is officially an interscholastic sport, the 35th state to do so ["Cheerleading finally makes the cut," Opinion, May 11].

This raises some important questions. Will the competitive cheerleading team be urged on by a newly formed group of cheerleader cheerleaders?

If so, will that group eventually qualify for sport status?

Bruce Stasiuk

Setauket

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