‘The Sparkle Effect’ at TPHS

The terrific “TP Sparkle” cheerleading team featuring students with disabilities and TPHS Cheer mentors provided an extra boost to the Torrey Pines High School Junior Varsity basketball team when it played Poway Jan. 19. “The Sparkle Effect” is “an innovative organization that helps students nationwide create school-based cheerleading and dance teams that bring together students with and without disabilities.” The TPHS team was created by student cheerleaders with support from teachers, coaches and administration. TP Sparkle is the first Sparkle Effect team in San Diego.

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