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Michigan State unites with AHS cheerleaders for camp

Michigan State co-ed cheerleading squad helps Alpena High School with training.

ALPENA, Mich. — Just two weeks away from high school football, and the Alpena cheerleaders are ready to go. The Wildcats are training for games, but more importantly cheer competitions in the spring.

AHS welcomed the Michigan State Spartans to help out at training camp, and they learned a lot of new moves and dances.

“I taught them a dance, which they had never done before,” said MSU fourth-year cheerleader Julie Seehase. “They (Alpena) got out of their comfort zone and did really good.”

The Spartans have traveled to 25-plus schools this summer, and love helping out high school teams in the off-season.

“I really liked how they helped us with strength and using our legs more,” said Trianna Rushton. “A lot of stunting, which stunting is always good. Especially for competition season.”

The Wildcats football team kicks off their home opener on Friday, September 6 at 7 p.m. against Sault Area.