Cheers for Chester leader


Chester High School cheerleaders saluted long-time cheerleader coach, Karen Miah, in her retirement from her day job. (Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group)

By Pete Bannan

Give me a K!

Chester Cheerleaders called out in support of their own Thursday evening during the Penn Wood vs. Chester game as they congratulated Coach Karen Miah on her retirement from State Farm Insurance after 42 years of service. Miah has led the cheerleaders for 26 years, as well as graduating from Chester High in 1977.


(Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group)

The Chester Cheerleaders with their distinctive saddle shoes and top notch cheers are shining stars even during a pandemic when few people have the chance to see them in person.

“We’ve always been the best and we work hard to be the best,” said Miah. “COVID doesn’t stop us, we just keep moving. They keep me going, that’s the blessing of it.”

In 2017, Miah was inducted into the Chester High School Hall of Fame, a first for the school.

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