The Papillion-La Vista Cheerleading team is an organization committed to a tradition of excellence. The Papillion LaVista Cheer team provides an opportunity for its members to express themselves through promoting school spirit and cheer competitions as well as an outlet for camaraderie, socialization and leadership. Each individual on the team is recognized for their unique talents, abilities and interests. Although members of the cheer team come from a variety of backgrounds, the PLHS Cheer team is united in striving for common goals: achieving academic excellence, promoting school spirit, and serving as positive community role models. The cheer team participates in community activities to contribute to the betterment of society while promoting values that encourage leadership and excellence in adolescents, and by sharing members’ talents through youth clinics and cheer exhibitions.

The primary purpose of the cheerleader is to be a member of the team, which has as its #1 goal the support of athletics and PLHS. That support is directed into cheering for all sports to keep the crowd’s attention/direction focused on the field/court/mat, to entertain, and to ultimately create a positive atmosphere of enthusiasm and excitement at sporting events. We also help with other sports where cheering is not appropriate, we help time the swim meets, help with Cross Country meets, Tennis, Track and Golf. We recognize all athletes with locker signs and banners to ensure students awareness of the activities and promote school spirit and athlete recognition at our pep rallies. Cheerleading is an intense activity which is very time consuming, however extremely rewarding in many areas.


Head Coach – Libby Blanke
Assist. Coach – Makala Mejstrik
Assist. Coach – Brooke Boland