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THE BLEACHERS — I've always been impressed with high school cheerleading squads. It's a lot of hard work to synchronize, stay positive even when your team is losing, and get a crowd into an event. It's a lot of hard work and it's often under-appreciated.
Well, South Africa has figured it out and I think us folks here in the states could learn a few things from them.
This video is of a cheer a high school in South Africa did for their team. According to the YouTube description, high schools in South Africa take their sports very seriously and make sure the cheering section is all in, as well. In fact, they make it a competition between schools about who can do the best cheer — and you know what? This school won.
Jump to the 4-minute mark in the video and watch a bunch of teenagers synchronize and work together better than some college marching bands. It's mesmerizing to watch these kids use their jackets to create moving pictures in the crowd and sing all the while.
There are no acrobatics or finger points to the sky like we're used to seeing cheerleaders do, but who cares? This is incredible.
I want to meet these kids and the person who was ambitious enough to take a bunch of teenagers and get them to pay attention long enough and work hard enough to pull this off. It's just more proof that not all heroes wear capes.