SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Being on the sidelines with the varsity cheerleaders in the fall is one of Spotswood High School senior Alyson Griggs' most cherished memories as a Charger. The Helmetta native was an October Senior Student-Athlete-of-the-Month and will always remember being a part of the varsity cheerleading squad's Greater Middlesex Conference Cheerleading championship title in 2018. She loves volunteering her time as a cheerleading and basketball coach. The National Honor Society member is a part of the Community Service Club. Griggs also works at Sweet William and Thyme in Jamesburg.

It's tough for Griggs to pick a favorite class. She enjoyed her computer science, math and construction classes. She taps Spotswood High School Technology teacher Gary Hull and Spotswood High School Vocational teacher Jeffrey Michaels as her favorite teachers.

Griggs was named a NCWIT Rising Star, which is awarded to female high school students based on their aspirations and achievements in computer science. In addition to her cheerleading memories, Griggs loved being a part of the high school's fall Spirit Weeks every year and last year's prom.

In the fall, Griggs is headed to Middlesex County College in Edison. She earned a NJ Stars Scholarship for computer science. After completing her studies at Middlesex, Griggs plans on continuing her education at either Rutgers University or Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.