Tahquitz’ CJ Hawkins blazes trail for male cheerleaders

Photo Courtesy of HUSDTahquitz High School’s CJ Hawkins has earned a tryout and scholarship opportunity for University of Kentucky cheerleading team – the top school in the nation for the sport. ■ Alex Cass / Contributed When someone mentions cheerleading, what do you think of? Do you imagine athletes? If you don’t, Tahquitz High School’s cheerleaders are looking to change your perception. Thanks to coaches Sarah and Michael, they have transformed the idea of cheerleading among students on the Tahquitz campus and are working on changing the minds of those who don’t view it as a sport. The first hurdle the coaches needed to overcome was the negative stigma around male

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