There has been an uproar over a New Jersey High School cheerleading squad's auditioning process and it has been determined that everyone who tried out will be allowed to join the squad for the 2018 to 2019 season. I'm not happy about it, but let me give you all the details first.

But there is a bit more to it. It turns out, there were going to be three squads with one squad consisting of the cheerleaders who scored an 87 or higher during their audition.

When only five girls achieved that score, the high school principal lowered the qualifying score which is the ultimate action that caused the major controversy.

So now, instead of being organized by score, their separate squads will be organized by class.

I for one, even though I am not physically able to competitively compete, am beyond mortified over this decision as a former student athlete myself.

There are different levels of competitiveness and if you mix them, students who want to excel and eventually play in college may not be given that chance.

I played soccer and swimming and if I had spent months training to make sure I am in tip top shape for varsity and a decision such as this was made before the season even started, I as I am sure other girls on the team would be FURIOUS.

This is just another move that supports the "everyone should get a participation trophy" mentality.

Rejection is a part of life. And to be honest, there are certain rejections that I faced that yes, hurt at the time, but ultimately steered me towards the path that helped me to find what I am good at.

The longer we wait to expose these kids to rejection, the worse it will be.

Do you agree?

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