By Elly Schwab,
Atria Assisted Living Facility in North Davis was full of holiday spirit with Davis High cheer.
The main lobby was full of chairs and cookies for the residents at Atria to come enjoy the DHS cheerleaders sing and perform cheers.
“Today we helped old folks and we sung them songs” DHS cheerleader, Sarah Ferrel said. “We socialized with them and made sure that they are having happy holidays.”
A variety of songs were sung such as “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Some of the cheers that were performed included “Move from Side to Side,” “When We Say Go” and “Who are you yelling for.”
All the residents seemed to enjoy having DHS cheer sing and they wanted to hear more songs.
Along with singing and cheering DHS cheerleaders also got a chance to talk with some of the residents at Atria.
A lot of the residents had kids or grandkids that attended DHS or still attend DHS therefore they enjoyed talking with the cheerleaders about school.
“I always like socializing with them afterwards because then we can learn a little about them and that way it’s not just about us, it’s about them also,” DHS cheerleader Mo Roeckl-Navazio said.
Roeckl-Navazio’s grandmother is a resident at Atria and always looks forward to this event.
“She really enjoys it because it allows her to socialize with people who aren’t just her age,” Roeckl-Navazio said.
Along with singing, cheering and socializing, there was a piano in the lobby that the DHS cheerleaders enjoyed playing for everyone.
“It was fun to sit around the piano while some of the girls played,” Ferrel said.