School-Sandy Hook, Connecticut
- After Hurricane Sandy affected their community, they spent
24 hours passing out clean water to the community.
- Developed the “Cheer for Chow” campaign to raise money for
animals in need by making and selling homemade dog treats.
- Over 75 % of the team is currently on the honor role
- Teamed up with a rival high school to cheer on the “Dig
Pink” Volleyball Game together
Legacy High School-
- Raises school spirit by placing “what time is it signs”
around every clock each Monday to inform to student body of different
activities going on. It is a huge success since everyone looks at the clock!
- Created a school spirit group called the “Olympians.” These
students learn the cheers and help get the student body pumped up for each
- Supports every single sport and activity at their school,
including tennis, drama, and choir!
Longwood High School-
Middle Island, New York
- Developed a state wide award winning program called Lion’s
P.A.W (Positive Athletic Works) that gets the word out to thousands of people
in the community about events coming up. This program also encourages athletes
to participate in community service throughout the community.
- Participates in Lion’s R.O.A.R (Reading with Our Athletic
Rolemodels), a literacy program that raises money to buy books for the local
- The team holds a GPA of 90.
- The team’s motto is “if we each do a little, together we
will do a lot!”
- Organized a motorcade for Franklin High School student and
fallen soldier as he was being transported to his final resting place
- Cheered on over 30,000 runners in the St. Jude Country Music
Marathon and the ING Kid’s Rock Race
- Hosted a free cheerleading clinic for the Boys & Girls
Club of Franklin
- Every cheerleader takes honor classes, and the team holds a
- Cheerleaders read to children at local elementary schools,
as well as teach them math facts!
- Hosted Top 8 at 8:00 on Hot 104.5 to encourage students and
fans to attend the football game
- When actor Kevin James was unable to attend his movie
premiere for “Here Comes The Boom”, the Halls cheerleaders were asked to come
provide entertainment for the guests!
- The cheerleaders hosted a pep rally for the students at
Brickey Elementary for reaching a reading achievement
- Organized and hosted a pep rally just for freshmen to
welcome the students and parents to school. Afterwards, they gave the freshmen
a tour of the school and help a question/answer session for parents
- Holds the highest team GPA in their school, and takes the
highest percentage of Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and Honors classes
of any organization at their school
Kingston High School-
Kingston, New York
- Organized a flash mob that involved over 400 dancers to
support Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign
- On top of raising awareness for Breast Cancer, they asked
people to pledge a donation for each push up they had to do at football games
each time their team scored, and raised $900 for the American Cancer Society
- Throughout the year, the team does fundraising activities
not only for the community but for the cheerleading scholarship fund. Upon
graduation, each senior receives a scholarship to use for college, and 100% of
the seniors continue their education after high school!
- Welcomed a foreign exchange student from Brazil onto their
- Hosted a “senior prom” for residents at the local nursing
Hendrick Hudson High
School-Montrose, New York
- Created the “CHEERful Day of Giving” campaign and went out
into the community to perform random acts of kindness. The cheerleaders passed
out balloons to children at playgrounds and libraries, delivered flowers to the
district secretaries, brought water to outdoor workers, and visited the local
veteran’s hospitals to meet the residents.
- Completely redesigned their school’s pep rally and
Homecoming activities to create what their principal called “the best events in
his 11 years at the school!” The pep rallies were student centere, including
games and leading the student body in their school fight song.
- The cheerleaders maintain a 90% average-with 55 cheerleaders
- Placed banners throughout their school and encourage the
student body to wear “Blue at School and White at Night” on gameday-and
Costa Mesa High
School-Costa Mesa, California
- Planned the “Welcome Back from London” event for the return
of Olympic Gold Medalist Kyla Ross at her home gym. The cheerleaders cheered for
her upon her return, decorated the gym, and set up food for the reception.
- Hosted a presentation on positive self-esteem for the school
to help stop bullying. The school came together and discussed important issues
to help everyone feel beautiful on the inside and out.
- Held “Coin Wars” for the Make a Wish Foundation. Each class receives
a jug to put coins in, but bills subtract points from the other classes. This
event alone raised over $1,000!
- Introduced Class Spirit Flags, encouraging each class to be
as spirited as they can be. The class that has the most spirit gets to fly their
flag on the school flagpole until the next event. This event has been a huge
success within the student body!
- Maintains a squad GPA of 3.85
- First ever recipients of the Pepsi Sparkle Effect Grant, which
helped fund uniforms and startup costs for their Wolves Spirit Squad that is
made of 14 athletes with special needs. The squad practices every week and
performs at all home football, volleyball and basketball games alongside the
- The cheerleaders’ idea to include everyone has spread to
other sports, schools, and districts. Unified basketball, soccer, and track are
now offered throughout the district to include students with special needs
because of the program started by the Grandview cheerleaders.
- Each year the Grandview cheerleaders lead the spirit bus,
transporting the Varsity athletes to local elementary and middle schools to
spread Grandview spirit. The cheerleaders, along with the rest of the varsity
athletes put on a parade within the schools and lead cheers with the students.
When traveling school to school, the cheerleaders lead the other athletes in
cheers to get them excited for their next stop.
- Prepared meals for families at the Ronald McDonald house, a
facility that provides housing to chronically ill patients and their families.
The cheerleaders made dinner for over 50 people, and led them in cheers
throughout the night.
High School-Washington, DC
- Held one of the largest food drives in the country and
collected over 40,000 pounds of food, providing a week’s worth of meals and a
Thanksgiving dinner to over 300 area families. There was also enough to stock
the shelves at several local food pantries.
- One cheerleader alone collected over 1,300 pounds of food
for the food drive. She hopes to one day open a food pantry to help others in
- After unfortunate circumstances surrounding the football
team resulting in a disappointing football season, the cheerleaders kept the
crowd positive, excited, and cheered the team on even when the team was down by
over 40 points. The cheerleaders kept the crowd engaged and encouraged the team
no matter the outcome.
- Started an annual coat drive, collecting and cleaning over
200 coats to donate to those in need in the Metropolitan Washington area.
- When the school ‘s beloved principal retired in October,
they only tribute he wanted was a cheer from the Archbishop Carroll
Cheerleaders. The cheer brought tears to his eyes.
- For the past three years, the Female Athlete of the year has
been a cheerleader. This prestigious award is voted on by the entire athletic
coaching staff at the school.
- Over half of the upperclassmen on the squad take
International Baccalaureate classes, which are considered to be the most
rigorous college preparatory classes in the world.
Excellence in Academics Award:
Quincy Notre Dame High School-Quincy, Illinois
The Quincy Notre Dame cheerleaders have managed to maintain
a 3.42 GPA between their 36 cheerleaders. Each cheerleader’s grades are checked
by their Athletic Director on a weekly basis, and if a cheerleader’s grades do
not meet the school standards, a deficiency report is sent to the coaches and
parents. The cheerleaders have one of the highest combined grade point averages
among all teams in their school! Their motto is “academics come first.”
The Dedication Award:
Central Dauphin High School-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Many cheerleaders have the luxury of going to bed early and
getting plenty of rest before competing in their Regional Competition. The
Central Dauphin Cheerleaders cheered in the football state semi- final game two
hours away from home, stayed the night, and then traveled two more hours the
next morning to compete in Regionals. On top of competing on a national level
and cheering for football, the cheerleaders also cheer for soccer, boys and
girls basketball, and wrestling. The cheerleaders consider being able for so
many successful teams an honor!
The Community Outreach Award:
Oxford High School-Oxford, Connecticut
When the Oxford cheerleaders learned that a young boy in
their community had been diagnosed with cancer, they knew there was something
they could do to help. The cheerleaders created the “Money for James” campaign,
and sold candy bars throughout the community to help pay for his medical
treatments. The team ended up raising hundreds of dollars to help lead James on
his path to being cancer free.
Aberdeen High School - Aberdeen, Washington
- 12 girls are in Honor Society
- 8 have won multiple scholar athlete awards
- 6 girls are World Class Scholars. A program that
tracks their academics from 7th grade
- 6 are ASB officers in their prospective grades
- 3 girls are on the Renaissance Action Team
- 3 are in AVID, a college prep program
- 1 girl made it to state in Future Business
Leaders of America (FBLA)
The Reading Award
Sparta High School - Sparta, New Jersey
Five years ago they started a mission to re-build their
program by building a strong relationship within their student, administrative
and community fan base. One of the things they created to help achieve this
goal was a program called, “Three Cheers for Reading. The cheerleaders
visit their local elementary schools to read holiday stories and share a craft
or treat with the children.
The Charity Award
Chardon High School - Chardon, Ohio
The Chardon cheerleaders have been a major part of the Nick
Walczak Healing Fund. Nick is a student who was student who was left paralyzed
after a shooting at their school. The X-Cel Athletics hosted a fundraiser event
that not only raised a large amount of money it also brought awareness to the
community. For $5 anyone interested in cheering or tumbling could take a class
for $5 with all proceeds going to the Nick Walczak Healing Fund.
- Bishop Moore Catholic High School – Orlando, Florida
- Bob Jones high School - Madison , Alabama
- Byron Nelson High School – Trophy Club, TX
- East Surry High School – Pilot Mountain, NC
- Eastlake high School – Sammamish, Washington
- Kentwood High School – Covington, Washington
- Quitman High School – Quitman, Louisiana
- Robert E Lee High School – Baytown, Texas
- St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School – Austin, Texas
- Watertown High School - Watertown, Connecticut
- Westside High School Anderson, South Carolina
- Warren County High School – McMinnville, Tennessee
- Pajaro Valley High School – Watsonville, California