A team of eight cheerleaders from Walla Walla High School has been invited to attend the USA Spirit Nationals competition held in Anaheim, CA this March. 

Among the teammates on the squad is Kaytlyn Dahlin, the daughter of Local 117 member at the Washington State Penitentiary (WSP), Officer Erin Dahlin. 

Officer Dahlin, who has been at WSP for fifteen years, applied to our Local Union's Executive Board for a community sponsorship to help provide financial support to the team. The Local's E-Board agreed to make a modest donation. 

"They're really excited about it, but they've got a lot more fundraising to do," Dahlin said. You can learn how to support the team in this article published in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin on January 15. 

"The girls are planning to send a photo of appreciation to all of the funders from Disneyland," Dahlin said. "My wife will be accompanying them. I'll be staying back at work."