CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. -- Cliffside Park Mayor Thomas Calabrese and council congratulated the Cliffside Park Recreation Competitive Cheerleading team, Raiders Elite, at their meeting on Tuesday, April 5.
As the borough noted in a Facebook post on Wednesday, the team were the grand national champions at the Kalahari Nationals, in the Poconos on Feb. 20. "Mayor Calabrese, the Council and the residents of the Borough are very proud of you," the borough noted in its post.
The squad also won this honor for the 2014-2015 season, according the Rec Department's website. Also, the team won a fully-paid bid to the U.S. Finals, which will be in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 7-8.
The competitive cheeleading program is by try-outs only. It's open to students in the fourth grade and up.