Cheerleaders at Hunter High School invited some guests to help them perform some cheers during the school’s homecoming assembly.
Although homecoming week is full of exciting activities from start to finish, many members of the Wolverine cheer squad noted that this moment was what they were “most excited for.”
Jeanne Holloway says
Wish more schools would step up to the plate and involve students with special needs. Some do, but I don’t think enough is done in the way of involving these students with activities and performances and special classes outside their normal self contained classrooms.
Djinni Yancey says
I ditto what Jeanne Hollaway says. Special needs kids need more opportunities to get involved with extra-curricular activities. They are so fun to watch when they get excited and feel included.
Ben Horsley says
In fairness, most students do a lot of outreach to special needs kids, it just goes unreported.
Laurie Stenberg says
My daughter is in All Star competition cheerleading and there are several cheer companies that do have a special needs teams that perform. They are taught a 2 1/2 min. Routine that includes dance, tumbing and stunts. They compete the whole cheer season, which is December thru March. It is such a thrill to watch them and see their amazing smiles. They usually get a standing ovation. Each year we get more cheer companies adding a special needs team. They is a huge need for this kind of interaction for these kids. I do wish High Schools would participate and maybe in time the all will. So gratifying to watch these special kids. F Y I THEY ALL GET TROPHIES OR METALS…… THANX HUNTER HIGH SCHOOL!