Kentwood High, Mattson Middle School cheer squads supply 600 school backpacks at Covington Elementary

Kentwood High and Mattson Middle School cheer squads supplied over 600 school backpacks with school supplies for every student at Covington Elementary on Sept. 9 as par tof National Community Service Day.

They also volunteered at the carnival, helping with ice cream, playing with the kids and helping teachers.

Among the events were field games, face painting, story time with specially made bookmarks from Kentwood and Mattson to promote "Read to Succeed" as giveaways, school spirit where cheerleaders taught cheers designed for Covington Elementary and talked about the importance of school spirit and being leaders for their school.

Over half of the student body was present at the carnival.

The rest of the backpacks are being delivered to the students who weren't in attendance by the Covington Elementary staff.



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