OMAHA (KPTM)- High school can be tough, especially for the disabled.
Some local Omaha cheerleaders are working to make it better for some special ed students by adding them onto their cheerleading squad.
The squad is called a "Sparkle" squad, but the teenagers who thought of it are just trying that all of the new cheerleaders are just like everyone else.
"It's just as much of an opportunity for us as it is for them," said Madeline Galdamez.
"We wanted to give them something that they could fit in the school," said Courtney Moreland.
Courtney and Madeline are high school seniors at Millard North. The two decided to create the "Sparkle" squad for a DECA high school project.
"I've seen her in the hallways, I didn't know her name she didn't know mine, Now, it's just been great," said Kristen Kuwuitzy.
Kristen and her cheer buddy Sarah Bryan-Banik met while on the squad. "I was excited to know the cheers," said Sarah.
Sarah is a senior, and said that the squad has helped her branch out from her special education classes. "Before I really didn't know anybody and stuff. Now, I know a ton of people and feel a part of the school," said Sarah.
Millard North Sparkle Cheerleaders will make their big debut on Thursday, October 17th at the Millard North home football game against Westside High School.