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News Brief: Cheerleading Coach’s Contract Not Renewed After One Year

The members of the East cheer squad were informed Thursday that their Coach, Jake Polzin, was not going to return next season. The school had decided not to renew his contract for the 2012-2013 school year.

While the decision was met with mixed feelings, many members of the team feel that, at the very least, Coach Polzin made a significant difference in the quality of the East cheer program.

“He’s really turned the program around and I think you can definitely see it in our performances,” said senior Paige Kovarik. “Our whole attitude toward the program this year has definitely improved. He’s really helped make a difference on our squad.”

School administrators were not able to comment on the decision.

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The Harbinger is the exclusive student-run news program for Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, KS. Staffed by approximately 60 dedicated super-students and overseen by adviser C. Dow Tate, the print and online publications have won numerous national awards. The Harbinger is published in print every two weeks and its website edition is updated daily. The website edition includes blogs, live video, photo galleries and stories not published in the ... Read Full »

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