Bronx cheerleaders qualify for nationals — but need help getting there

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THE BRONX — The motto for the Monroe High School cheerleaders is "No luck, just skills," but right now, they need some luck and money for their trip to nationals.

In December, they beat several squads to make it all the way to nationals in Florida next month. They are the first athletes from a Bronx public high school to make it.

But they need airfare and money for hotel expenses totalling $30,000 for the team of 25 kids, ages 15 to 17.

"Many of them have difficult lives outside of school and so participating in this team means a lot to them," said Emarilix Lopez, principal of Monroe High School.

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