West Branch Times Online
Sarah Cronk of Bettendorf, a 2010 finalist and $5,000 winner in the Hoover Uncommon Student Award, won $100,000 in the VH1 Do Something Awards on Aug. 15.
Cronk’s project from Hoover USA was the same project she submitted to VH1: Banding together cheerleaders to include children with disabilities in cheerleading squads.
“Congratulations and hooray for Sarah! We are so very proud of Sarah and all her accomplishments,” Delene McConnaha, promotions and academic programs manager for the Hoover Presidential Library Association, said. The Hoover Association organizes the Hoover USA contest.
The Pleasant Valley Community High School graduate is a daughter of Cliff Cronk and Linda Mullen-Cronk and also won the Mariah Becker Volunteer Leadership Award. Her project was called “The Sparkle Effect: Spreading Spirit to High Schools Across America.” She created an online “Quick-Start kit,” grants for uniforms and free, on-site training.
Cronk is now attending Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.
VH1 posted a video of Cronk being named a finalist at: www.vh1.com/video/misc/683135/lauren-potter-kristen-bell-introduce-sarah...
VH1 also posted a video of Cronk being announced the winner: www.vh1.com/video/misc/683172/the-do-something-award-100k-winner.jhtml#i...