Cheer and dance team succeed at festival

Regan Jones, reporter

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Cheer and dance earned honors at its cheer and dance festival on Saturday, Nov. 12. The cheer squad earned a division one rating for its cheer routine. Sophomore Lexi Starr, junior and varsity lieutenant Jenna Middaugh and junior Rachel Allen all got a division one rating on their individual jumps. Also, there were two individual stunt groups that got a division one rating.

Silver Stars jazz dance got a division two rating. Their hip hop dance also got a division one rating, along with a choreography award and was in the Circle of Winners.

Cheer coach Mallory Friday thought that the cheer team did excellent on its performance.

“There are a few things we can improve on as far as formations and stunting goes,” Friday said. “But on Saturday our girls were amazing and it really showed through their performance.”

Silver Stars coach Daley Reed thinks that the feedback from the judge’s will help them for future competitions.

“We will be able to use the judge’s feedback from this competition to help prepare for our future competitions,” Reed said. “The girls will continue to work on all of the routines that they competed this weekend and also will add several more routines for the two January dance competitions they will be attending.”

Cheer’s next competition is Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Best of the Midwest cheer festival at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Silver Stars next competition is in January

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