They spent the fall cheering the football team all the way to the county championship and although the season ended, their team spirit lives on. Cheerleaders from the middle school and high school brought the holiday spirit to residents in a nearby nursing home and rehabilitation center. 

Dressed in their Falcons cheerleading uniforms, the cheerleaders not only performed their favorite cheers for residents of these homes, but they led sing-a-longs of holiday tunes as well. While much of the audience was sitting in wheelchairs, they were able to sing, clap and tap their hands to the beat of the music.

This annual holiday visit may make the residents feel good, but it makes the cheerleaders feel even better. “The teams look forward to this trip each year,” said varsity cheerleading coach Doreen Kobus. “It means a lot to them to cheer up those who may be stuck in a facility for the holidays.”

Ms. Kobus and coach Carole Hellyer added that they wanted to take the time out from their busy practice schedules to do something for the community. The varsity team has been busy competing and recently took third place in a competition against other high school cheerleading teams.