Cherrydale Primary School, in Steilacoom’s Historical School District, unveiled its mascot–the Cherrydale Cheetah, aka “Chaz”
The cheetah, portrayed by SHS Cheer Squad member, Vince Mendes, debuted at the school’s community time, the 100th day of school. Armed with red and white pom pons, the kids waved the colors, accompanied by peppy music provided by the Steilacoom High School Marching Band, and the SHS Cheer Squad. The band is directed by Bruce Folmer, and Atrell Pysniak directs the squad.
After a noisy warmup for the Cheetah, Chaz burst through a large red and yellow sign, just like a victorious football quarterback.
The memorable morning was choreographed by the Cherrydale PTA, Rhonda Ruff, president.