Clark Pop Warner Cheerleaders Recognized at Council Meeting

The Clark Pop Warner junior Pee Wee cheerleading team was recognized for a successful season at the Clark Township council meeting. Credits: Susan R. Bonnell
Clark Pop Warner cheer coach Justine Petronella with Mayor Sal Bonaccorso. Credits: Susan R. Bonnell

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Crusaders Pop Warner Small Pee Wee cheerleading team was honored for a successful competitive season at the Clark township council meeting on Tuesday night.

“On behalf of the council, I’d like to congratulate all of you on your accomplishments,” said Council President Angel Albanese.

Coached by Renae Grasso, Justine Petronella, Denise Hessler and Michele Thompson, the girls competed at the national cheer competition in Walt Disney World this past December after placing second at regionals.

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“It doesn’t matter where you ended up.  What matters is the team work and the unity you had all season,” Petronella said.  “We could not be more proud of you.”

Petronella expressed her thanks to the team mom.  She also extended her gratitude to the junior coaches, members of the Arthur L. Johnson High School cheerleading squad, who were unable to attend the meeting.

“We are proud to honor you tonight,” Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said.  “It’s a great time in your life.  Enjoy what you’re doing.  Have a lot of fun.”

Bonaccorso also congratulated the “unsung heroes” heroes of the team. “Parents, team mom, coaches, everybody involved, thank you for all you do for our youth in town,” he said. 

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