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Baldwin High School Participates in Newsday’s Inaugural CheerFest

Varsity Cheerleaders Join 70 Cheer Squads from Across Long Island

Baldwin High School's Varsity Cheerleaders wowed the crowd at Newsday’s inaugural CheerFest. More than 70 cheer squads from Long Island shook their pom-poms at Hofstra University's David S. Mack Sports Complex, captivating a crowd of 2,500 spectators with their dynamic routines. This cheerleading event was unique in that it was not a competition, but rather an opportunity to foster team spirit, while showcasing the incredible talents of every squad. Each team left with a participation trophy and pride.   

Varsity cheerleading has swiftly gained traction as a recognized sport in New York state, receiving official varsity sport status from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) in 2015. According to the NYSPHSAA participation survey, there were 7,238 competitive cheerleaders in 2020, with a notable uptick in the following years. The number soared to 10,065 competitive cheerleaders by the 2021-22 season, and further surged to 11,290 by the 2022-23 season.

The Baldwin High School cheerleaders cherished the fun and fulfilling experience and are excited to be part of CheerFest 2025.