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Niwot cheerleader wins national title


Courtesy Photo National Cheerleading champions from Colorado, including Niwot student Shayla Amaya-Sidoti, won the Summit in Orlando.

Shayla Amaya-Sidoti has been a cheerleader since she was five years old, and it paid off in a national championship at age 15 with Ignite, a competitive co-ed cheerleading program based out of Lafayette.

“I was so excited,” Amaya-Sidoti said. “It was unbelievable that we won.” The 28-member squad traveled first to Minneapolis last December, winning the regional competition in the age division and a $25,000 “full pay” award to go to the national championships, known as the Summit, in Orlando, FL. “There were other winning age groups, but they only give one full pay award, and...

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