At Messalonskee High School, Kaitlyn Berthiaume was the only girl who wanted to join the cheerleading squad. But the reality of going it alone didn’t deter her from participating in her beloved sport. So she stepped up to the challenge – and the crowd couldn’t help but cheer for her too.
Kaitlyn is just one of the more than 700 students who attend Messalonskee High School in Oakland, Maine. The 18-year-old began her senior year in the fall of 2018, and she was looking forward to continuing her role as part of the school’s cheer team.
You see, Kaitlyn is passionate about cheerleading, and she had served on the Messalonskee squad since her freshman year. She told News Center Maine, “I love it. I love the sport.” But by the time she became a senior, the squad’s setup was seemingly not the same.