Ruston High has two (2) cheerleading squads, Junior Varsity (JV) and Varsity, which are part of the Pepette organization. JV Cheerleaders are 9th and 10th graders. Varsity Cheerleaders are 11th -12th graders. The primary goal of the Ruston High Cheerleading program is to promote school spirit and loyalty throughout the school and the community. Cheerleaders may play another sport, but must fully uphold their responsibility to cheerleading.
Cheerleader tryouts are held in the spring. Candidates must have a 2.0 GPA and no more than one out-of-school suspension for the current school year. Candidates must complete an application and may be required to get teacher recommendations prior to tryouts. Candidates must abide by the Pepette Constitution and meet all financial obligations. There may be the opportunity for cheerleader competitions during the school year.
Basic requirements of each squad include but are not limited to the following duties: