The New York Post reports that the athletic director at Hanover Park High School decided to do away with tryouts and cuts after just one mother complained about her daughter not making the team.
During a school board meeting to discuss the issue, cheerleader Stephanie Krueger said, “I tried my hardest. Now everything is going away because of one child who did not make the team, and their parent complained.”
"All my hard work has been thrown out the window," Krueger continued through tears.
After yielding to a single parent, the school became defensive when the cheerleaders who have worked hard to make the team voiced their concerns. The school then threatened to abandon the program altogether.
Accept mediocrity or else. The competent cheerleaders should have stood their ground. Still, the whole episode is a very valuable lesson for them.