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W. Aurora High hosts cheer camp for girls

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Submitted by West Aurora School District 129

West Aurora High School will host a cheerleading camp for elementary school aged girls from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 18, in the school's blue field house, 1201 W. New York St., Aurora.

No previous cheer experience is required. Girls will be taught basic cheerleading essentials such as arm motions, jumps and stunts. They will also be taught a floor cheer to perform at halftime of the home boys' basketball games on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Kindergarten to second grade will perform at halftime of the 6 p.m. sophomore game. Third- to fifth-graders will perform at halftime of the 7:30 p.m. varsity game.

The cost of the camp is $35 which includes a cheerleading camp T-shirt, snacks and two tickets to the Feb. 20 basketball games.

The registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 4. Parents of District 129 students can register online at pg=regwerks. They will need their child's ID number.

Parents of non-District 129 students can register by printing and filling out the form at and delivering it to Assistant Cheerleading Coach Alicia Ropeter at West High, 1201 W. New York St., Aurora. For more information, contact Ropeter at