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Cheer participates in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

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In order to show recognition for Martin Luther King Jr., the cheer team participated in the thirty eighth annual parade located on Harbor Drive in Downtown on Jan. 14.

Both varsity and junior varsity cheer marched while performing various cheer routines.

“To prepare, we practiced the movements that were going to be performed during the parade,” said Johana Arvizu, senior and cheer responsibility leader. “We had to get used to doing routines while marching.”

The parade was organized by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.—the oldest African American fraternity in America. The commemoration was combined of decorated floats, high school bands, drill teams, colleges, fraternities and sororities, churches, and peace and youth organizations.

“Morse has been taking part in the MLK Jr. Parade every year,” Arvizu said.

The team marched in the afternoon for three hours, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“It was a really good experience,” said Danielle Grimes, junior and junior varsity cheerleader. “Seeing everyone come together to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. made the event special.”

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