Spreading Good Cheer

AHS Cheerleaders visit the Cardinal Cushing School


Courtesy Abington High Cheerleaders

The Green Wave Cheerleaders

Mikayla Rooney, Contributor

Senior Mikayla Rooney is a Co-Captain on the cheerleading team

This fall the Abington High School cheerleaders took part in several community service projects. The most memorable was a visit with the special needs students of the Cardinal Cushing School in Hanover. The Green Wave cheerleaders had the opportunity to show their routine to the students as well as teach them a few of their cheers. In return, the students showed off a few cheer moves of their own.

Co-captains Mikayla Rooney and Shannon Cardinal


During the event, Abington cheerleaders and the Cardinal Cushing students took part in many games and a crazy round of freeze dance. Before the Cardinal Cushing students left they gave each cheerleader a piece of felt with a word or design on it as a token of their appreciation for spending time with them. As we left, many of my teammates could be seen with their felt attached to their bags, proudly showing off their gifts to everyone. “It is a great experience to spend time and bond with these students. We look forward to it every year. Nothing is better than seeing the smile and glow on their faces,” said co-captain Shannon Cardinal.  The happiness and joy that comes along with visiting the Cardinal Cushing students made this event an everlasting memory for the Green Wave cheer team.