Westside schools:
Fundraising by cheerleaders, CCP

       Not funded by the school, the Coronado High cheerleading squad is going out and raising money for itself.
       The roughly 35 participants (varsity and JV) plan to help out at the McDonald's at 434 W. Garden of the Gods Rd. Friday, May 22, with a store pledge to donate 20 percent of the proceeds between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
       Another fundraiser will be Saturday, May 30 - a “yard” sale in the Coronado parking lot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations are accepted at paulinew@baseelectronics.com.
       The cheer squad, coached by Jamie Brown, will use the money they raise to buy mats and to attend a cheerleading camp this summer at the University of Northern Colorado.
       An annual fundraising effort by Coronado High School students has once again helped several non-profit entities as well as CHS feeder schools.
       The Coronado Community Partnership (CCP) used three different fundraisers during the school year to gather $1,044, which was then matched (under a standing agreement) by $5,000 from the El Pomar Foundation's Youth in Community Service program.
       The CCP awards were presented at a ceremony April 29. According to Nancy Morlock-Hollins, a Coronado math teacher (retiring after this year) who has been overseeing the extracurricular activity, about 30 students were involved. Input on fundraising goals is sought from the students, who chose needy youths, environment and animals for this year's “mission statement,” Morlock said.
       The fundraisers, she explained, were the Turkey Suit (in which the class that raises the most money gets to see their teacher dress up like a turkey), a silent auction at a choir concert, and in-kind funds earned from picking up trash around the school (and saving the cost of paying janitors to do it).

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