Author: Leah Buege

Act of Kindness

The Nemaha Central High School cheer squad knows that America Needs Cheerleaders, both on and off the field. In a football game between Nemaha Central and Pleasant Ridge High School, a Pleasant Ridge player, Glynn Smith, was injured during the game and taken to the hospital. Following the game, Andy Metsker, Principal of Pleasant Ridge High School, headed to the hospital with head football coach Pat McCollim to check on the injured player. Shortly after the pair arrived, the entire cheer team from Nemaha Central paid a visit to the hospital to check on Smith. Along with them, the cheerleaders ... Read more

Cheer Squad Makes Dream Come True Copy

The Clover Hill High School cheer squad helped make a girl’s dream come true. Sam Dillard has had a long health-related journey throughout her 12 years. In addition to being confined to a wheelchair, the Providence Middle School student has also lost her vision. Last month, at the Clover Hill vs. Cosby High School JV football game, Sam heard the cheerleaders on the sidelines and asked her mom to take her closer to the action. “She has always wanted to be a cheerleader,” her mother, Dorine, said. “Sam loves music, people, singing, and school. She heard the cheering from the ... Read more

Honorary Cheerleader Fulfills Lifelong Dream

At 75 years old, Nancy Fischer proved you can never be too old to make your dreams come true. With the help of her longtime friend, Nancy was able to grab some poms and spend a night on the sidelines with the Alleman High School cheerleaders to fulfill a lifelong dream – being a cheerleader. Growing up, Nancy didn’t have much time for after school activities. She helped pay her way through high school by working two jobs in addition to babysitting. With all her free time focused on work, Nancy never got the chance to be a cheerleader, something ... Read more