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Susquehanna Campus and Shikellamy Cheering Squad Are 'MADE' on MTV Episode

SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University athletics facilities were the site of filming for an upcoming episode of MTV’s “MADE.” The episode, “Cheerleader,” focuses on a tough coach who whips the Shikellamy High School cheerleading squad into a highly competitive team. The episode is scheduled to air Oct. 17 at locally scheduled times.

“MADE” is an unscripted show that offers teens the chance to achieve a goal over several weeks with the aid of a notable coach or mentor. Past episodes have featured teens aspiring to become a varsity football player, the homecoming queen or a Latin dancer.

Four crew members descended on the Susquehanna campus last summer to film the cheerleader training sessions at Nicholas A. Lopardo Stadium and the James W. Garrett Sports Complex field house. Having both indoor and outdoor filming venues was one reason Susquehanna was chosen.

“The staff at Susquehanna University was a pleasure to work with,” said “MADE” Story Editor Shannon Biggs. “They were really helpful and responsive, which is always a great help when trying to produce a show of this nature.” 

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.


Karen M. Jones

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