Cheerleaders from high schools and middle schools in Westchester and surrounding counties will compete during the 70th Annual Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22 and 23, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Competitive cheer squads will be judged on their jumps, tumbling, partner stunts, pyramids/basket tosses, choreography, timing, projection and the difficulty of their routines.

The Grand Champions trophy competition, during which the first place winners of the five varsity divisions will compete, is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Annette Hroncich Westchester County Cheerleading Association scholarships will be awarded based on candidates’ academic average, a written essay, school and community involvement and cheerleading ability.

The United States Marine Corps will present the colors for the opening ceremony each evening.

Tickets for the competition will go on sale to the public on January 2. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students who show their school ID (only one ticket per student); and $5 for children under age 12. Tickets can be purchased at the County Center box office, Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Cheerleading Invitational is sponsored by Westchester County Parks, the Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Cheerleading Association.

The County Center is located at 198 Central Avenue in White Plains. Parking is $15 per car.

Go to or call the Westchester County Center at (914) 995-4050 for more information.