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Sarah Cronk spreads cheer through Sparkle Effect

Updated: March 28, 2013, 12:29 PM ET
By Sarah Spain

Quick: What comes to mind when you think of high school cheerleaders? The catfighting smack-talkers in "Bring It On?" Sue Sylvester's conniving Cheerios on "Glee?" That awful Pamela chick who kept trying to steal Michael J. Fox away from Boof in "Teen Wolf?"

It's time to start seeing cheerleaders differently.

When she was just 15 years old, Sarah Cronk helped her cheer team in Bettendorf, Iowa, defy age-old stereotypes by creating a squad that ...

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