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Jill Geeks Competitive Cheer

I look forward to winter! Not for the snow, but because I know it is Competitive Cheer season. This year will be my tenth season as an MHSAA Competitive Cheer Official. I "geeked" cheerleading long before that though! My mom also geeks the sport and coached my team in middle school! I cheered in high school and college and coached for four years prior to becoming an official. Not only do I have the best seat in the gymnasium to watch competitions, but I also get to be a part of educational athletics.

Competitive cheer has one of the highest participation rates for female sports in the state. The enthusiasm, dedication and athleticism we see each year are amazing. I have been selected as a State Finals Panel Judge three years in a row!! I also serve on the Michigan Cheer Judges Association board where I manage our mentoring program for new officials and facilitate trainings in the state. Check out the MHSAA website to learn more about giving back as a registered official to the high school sport you once loved!

Jill L