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MPJH Dance Team Wins Awards

Mt. Pleasant Junior High Dance Team Brings Home Awards


Row 1 L-R: Chloe Carter, Grelyn Goolsby, Leslie Moreno, Carlie Cunningham, Kim Robles, Emma Burrows
Row 2 L-R: Juliana Perez, Sarah Godfrey, Nevaeh Bardwell, Anna Claire Wall, Mackenzie Lide, Emma Sellers, Mary Kait Heron
Not Pictured: Emily Shelton

The Mount Pleasant Junior High School Advanced Dance Team (ADT) brought home numerous awards from the American Dance and Drill Team National/International Dance Competition held at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. In the National category, the team competed against other Junior High/Middle Schools, and in the International Category, they worked against Junior High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Dance Studios and International teams from Japan.

In the National Category, MPJHS took 1st place and National Champion in Jazz and Novelty and placed 2nd in Pom.

The Jazz team includes Nevaeh Bardwell, Carlie Cunningham, Sarah Godfrey, Grelyn Goolsby, Mary Kait Heeren, Mackenzie Lide, Juliana Perez, Emma Sellers and Anna Claire Wall. The Novelty and Pom teams also include Emma Burrows, Chloe Carter, Leslie Moreno, Kim Robles and Emily Shelton.

Out of five solo finalists, MPJHS had four: Nevaeh Bardwell placed 2nd, Sarah Godfrey and Juliana Perez tied for 3rd place, and Anna Claire Wall took 4th place.

The MPJHS Advanced Dance Team were also awarded Academic National Champion and was the Sweepstakes Award Winner, receiving a 93 or above from all judges on all their routines.

In the International category, ADT was 3rd Runner Up in Jazz, 4th Runner Up in Novelty and 12th Runner Up in Pom. They placed 22nd Overall out of 84 teams.