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Lincoln-Way East senior Julia Zelenika celebrates with the three cheerleading state championship trophies, and various other trophies, she and her Griffins teammates won during her East career. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Steve Millar, Sports Editor
10:57 am CST March 5, 2020

For Lincoln-Way East senior Julia Zelenika, winning a cheerleading state championship has become routine. 

Each one is certainly special, though, and this year’s title as a senior with the Griffins was especially meaningful.

“It truly means a lot,” she said. “For cheer, we train about eight months for only three minutes on that state floor, hopefully.