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Ballet masters got their start at Laurel High poms squad [History Matters]

Ballet masters got their start at Laurel High poms squad [History Matters]

The first pompom squad at Laurel High School was organized in the 1969-1970 school year. That first group of girls, sponsored by history teacher Margo Lambros, was "a drill and performing unit" that "presented half-time entertainment and marched in parades" according to the 1970 Laurel High yearbook, the Rambler.

That first squad included junior Kim Williams and sophomore Cheryl Whitney, who met in a social studies class taught by Bernie Riefner. Williams recalled that she and some friends wished there was an alternative to cheerleading and majorettes that was more dance-oriented. Whitney said that Williams talked her into trying out.

Since the school...

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