A group of high school cheerleaders in Connecticut have succeeded in convincing the local school board to approve some changes to their uniforms and make them less revealing. Members of the squad at Bridgeport Central had complained that the bare midriffs and shorty shorts were, in the words of team captain Heidi Medina ,”…totally inappropriate.” “It hurts our self-esteem,” said another cheerleader. “I’m embarrassed to stand up there dressed like that.”
Now they won’t have to. The board has agreed to purchase black bodysuits for the cheerleaders to wear underneath their uniforms.