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MHS cheerleaders head to state

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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The Monett High School cheerleaders, pictured above, will be competing at state this Saturday in Columbia. Members of the squad are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Hollie Huse, Jordan Hancock, Stephanie Schumacher, Holly Abramovitz, Morgan Huntress, Kirsten Dotson and Sami Nielson. Back row: Alexis Stamper, Heidi Lohman, Ashley Schmidly, Aubrey LaGarce and Jordan VanLue. [Photo by Chuck Nickle Photography]
For the second consecutive year, the Monett High School cheerleaders have advanced to state. The cheerleaders earned their right to compete at the state level after placing in the top six at the regional level.

The cheerleaders have put in many hours of dedication to earn this privilege.

"The girls have done so great this year, said Aubrey LaGarce, captain of the cheer squad. "I hope all our hard work pays off, and we have fun and enjoy our time at state."

Practices began this summer and have continued everyday after school for an hour and a half since then. The routine they are performing at state is loaded with cheer, dance, tumbling and stunts.

"Being a part of a cheer squad that competes is a big commitment for all the cheerleaders and coaches," said Coach Courtney Goetz. "It takes a lot of practice time to prepare, especially state. The girls have worked hard to improve their skills.

"I'm excited for state and for the girls to have the opportunity to show off their routine," said Coach Goetz.

All the girls are excited to have this opportunity.

"I am so proud of all our girls," said Sami Nielson, squad co-captain. "We have worked really hard this year, and I hope that we do our best."

The cheerleaders will perform at the University of Missouri in Columbia this Saturday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. The cheerleaders are coached by Goetz and Julie Savinsky.



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