YHS Cheerleaders named Academic State Champions

Team focuses on classroom

Yukon Cheer has been named Academic All State.

The Yukon High School Cheer team has taken state in academics.

“Congratulations to Yukon Cheer for being named Academic State Champions!” the district announced in a social media post.

Chelsea Grimes, 11th grade cheerleader said, “It was a great feeling because our hard work had a purpose and really paid off.”

“It meant so much to get recognized for our dedication to school so we can do the things we love,” Grimes said.

Yukon Cheer Coach Joy Bjerk prioritizes focus in the classroom first.

“I like to stress that cheer is a great sport and they will enjoy it while in school but they also need the great education Yukon Public Schools provides to move toward successful futures,” Bjerk said.