The Alexander Central High School Cheerleading Program has been awarded a NC High School Athletic Association Commissioners Cup Award. The Program organized and executed an ongoing gift exchange with a local elementary school during the 2022-2023 school year. The entire cheer program of 40 people also built and installed a “Blessing Box” at the high school and provided the first round of products.
The goal of the Blessing Box is to provide free hygiene products like toothbrushes, hairbrushes, toothpaste, cleanliness items, feminine hygiene products, etc. Often the need for hygiene products is a complex topic to discuss openly; students could be embarrassed to ask for the items from peers or school personnel, but this provides a safe place for students to receive necessary items at no cost. These items could also be difficult to obtain due to monetary issues, or an emergency need at school.