Valerie Ninemire is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on cheerleading for over 11 years. She was a cheerleader throughout most of her school years. Ninemire is currently the editor of Cheer Coach & Advisor magazine. She has been a member of the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors and has served on the United States All Star Federation's Parent Action Committee and on the board of the Spirit Industry Trade Association.
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