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Local Thurston Spirit Squad: 'Go out there and be brave, and just stand up for your school' Thurston Spirit Squad: 'Go out there and be brave, and just stand up for your school' (Photo Gallery)
When the Spirit Squad performs at Thurston High School, everyone is on their feet.

Students are singing along, clapping their hands. Labels dissapear, and the school becomes one.

The Spirit Squad started 4 years ago when a student, Heidi Brown, decided to put it together for her senior project.

The team is made up of special needs students coached by student leaders.

Meet the Spirit Squad #LiveOnKMTR Thursday, January 29, at 5:30, 6:30 or 11 p.m.

Possible shooting range bullet grazes woman at home

Possible shooting range bullet grazes woman at home
A woman outside her home near Brush Prairie was taken to the hospital after it appears a bullet grazed her head, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office. (Bob Heye/KATU News)

A woman outside her home near Brush Prairie was taken to the hospital after it appears a bullet grazed her head, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

This blizzard is no laughing matter... or maybe it is

This blizzard is no laughing matter... or maybe it is »Play Video
In some parts of the northeast, this week's snow storm is creating havoc. But in places where the storm didn't quite materialize as predicted, CNN's Jeanne Moos reports they're weathering a blizzard of jokes.

Photos: Super Bowl Media Day

Photos: Super Bowl Media Day
Before taking on each other, the Seahawks and Patriots go toe-to-toe with about 2,000 reporters in an annual interview-fest, the free-for-all known as Super Bowl Media Day, where no question is too inane to ask. What's more, fans can pay $28.50 to watch this spectacle unfold. (KOMO Photos: Josh Lewis)

Woman has to put ill puppy down a day after buying it off Craigslist

Woman has to put ill puppy down a day after buying it off Craigslist »Play Video

A Cedar Mill woman was sold a puppy that was sick with parvovirus, and she said she had to have the dog put down within a day because of the illness.

'This spirit squad right here is what changed my life forever'

'This spirit squad right here is what changed my life forever' »Play Video

When the Spirit Squad performs for the school, the 1,500 students at Thurston High School cheer and give the squad their full attention, said James Underwood, a peer group instructor for the squad.

Meet the Thurston Spirit Squad #LiveOnKMTR on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 5:30, 6:30 or 11 p.m.