By: Juliet Bond
Our North High Dance team, the Pom Cats, recently won 1st place at the state championship for Jazz division. The girls say that leading up to this competition, they worked extremely hard, performing extreme workouts and practicing at least 3-4 times a week over the course of several months; they started practice during the summer and perfected their moves just in time for competitions.
After hearing they won first place, the girls were screaming, crying and dancing – a proper celebration for a well-deserved win. Mallory Owens, a sophomore on the team said that, “It was a dream come true!” She continued, “I will vividly remember the excitement on each and every one of my friend’s faces as we were announced the Class 6 Jazz Champions. It really shows that hard work does pay off if you really want it to!”
The girls also demonstrated excellence on an individual level. Darci Henkens, Rachel Heim, Essence Wilmington and Mallory Owens all scored division 1 rankings in their solo performances, and Mallory placed 11th place and Essence placed 8th overall.
The girls got to give the school a preview of the routine that got them the win during the December assembly, and it’s clear why the North Pom Cats are the best. They demonstrate extreme accuracy and grace.
Congrats Pom Cats, and keep up the good work!