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People in Iowa, of all ages, are making a difference. Do you know a group of young individuals like these ladies who are committed to showing good character? Vote for them by May 11 on our website!

The Pleasant Valley High School (PVHS) Cheerleaders are charged with a huge task: raising school spirit for athletic teams.  However, these cheerleaders are up to the task and more.

The cheerleaders participate in the Multiple Sclerosis Walk, the March of Dimes Walk, Light the Night, Relay for Life, Race for the Cure, the Heart Walk, Special Olympics, and the Hand in Hand event. The squad has been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service award for 2 years in a row and have been awarded the Governor’s Volunteer Award.

After the Special Olympics in 2008, one of the cheerleaders had a passion to provide the opportunity to be a cheerleader to every
special needs child that had that dream.  Through this passion the Spartan Sparkles were born.  PVHS cheerleaders team up with
special needs children on the Sparkles squad to teach them to cheer.  The Sparkles then enjoy performing cheers at local games.

The cheerleaders believe that education is their number 1 priority and spend time studying and tutoring one another.  This study time has paid off as the average GPA of the squad is 3.65.

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