The Grassland Middle School cheerleaders are among the many WCS student groups and teams who are taking the time this holiday season to help others.
Each year, the cheerleaders do something do give back to the community. Last year, the team put together Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. This year, GMS cheer mom Amanda Durham said the team wanted to go in a different direction.
“We decided to do something that would really make our girls stop and think about how fortunate they are,” she said.
The team collected money for three Salvation Army “angels.” They bought everything they could, from coats and shoes to art supplies and makeup for the angels, which happen to be girls their age.
“It made me feel good to help someone my age,” said GMS cheer captain Ellie Hagan. “We all have so much of our own and cannot imagine not having gifts on Christmas.”