America Needs Cheerleaders to vote Sarah Cronk for the 2014 Harlequin More Than Words Award! This prestigious award recognizes women from across the country who have put forth great efforts towards the benefit of others and their communities, and will present a $15,000 donation to the three women receiving the highest amount of votes.
Currently a student at Whitman College, Sarah helped to create and coach the nation’s first high-school-based inclusive cheerleading squad at Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, Iowa when she was just 15 years old. The program was created after Sarah saw the need for change in her own life. Her older brother struggled to fit in and often ate lunch in the nurse’s office after being turned away from table after table. Sarah saw her brother’s confidence soar after the captain of the swim team invited him to eat lunch with him and to later join the swim team.
Sarah has spent her summers visiting Varsity summer camps educating cheerleaders and raising awareness about The Sparkle Effect, as well as traveling the country to provide free on-site training and uniforms to new inclusive teams.
It’s time to help a fellow cheerleader out and vote for Sarah! $15,000 will help create dozens of new Sparkle Effect teams, and help provide the training to hundreds of teenagers across the country. You can vote daily, so be sure to vote today and every day until voting closes November 21st!
Vote for Sarah here: http://www.harlequinmorethanwords.com/vote/sarah-cronk/