In this Sept. 8, 2017 photo, Nancy Fischer, 79, cheers alongside the Alleman High School  cheerleaders 61 years after graduating from high school, during a game in Rock Island, Ill. As a youngster, Fischer had to pay her way through high school, $50 per year, so she took on as many babysitting jobs as time would allow. But the heavy workload kept her from an extracurricular activity she longed to be a part of. She wished she had the opportunity to be a cheerleader. So a friend bid on the "Be an "Honorary Cheerleader'' silent-auction package and won it for Fischer.
In this Sept. 8, 2017 photo, Nancy Fischer, 79, cheers alongside the Alleman High School cheerleaders 61 years after graduating from high school, during a game in Rock Island, Ill. As a youngster, Fischer had to pay her way through high school, $50 per year, so she took on as many babysitting jobs as time would allow. But the heavy workload kept her from an extracurricular activity she longed to be a part of. She wished she had the opportunity to be a cheerleader. So a friend bid on the "Be an "Honorary Cheerleader'' silent-auction package and won it for Fischer. The Dispatch via AP Meg McLaughlin
In this Sept. 8, 2017 photo, Nancy Fischer, 79, cheers alongside the Alleman High School cheerleaders 61 years after graduating from high school, during a game in Rock Island, Ill. As a youngster, Fischer had to pay her way through high school, $50 per year, so she took on as many babysitting jobs as time would allow. But the heavy workload kept her from an extracurricular activity she longed to be a part of. She wished she had the opportunity to be a cheerleader. So a friend bid on the "Be an "Honorary Cheerleader'' silent-auction package and won it for Fischer. The Dispatch via AP Meg McLaughlin

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