Monett High School cheerleaders competed at the Missouri High School Cheer Coaches Association's regional competition at Nixa High School on July 21. The 12 girls placed second behind Seneca High School. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Katie Rutherford, Kristen Tilley, Adriel Ridenhour, Alexis DeBell and Emma Schupbach. Back row: Katie Kaiser, Whitney Jones, Dominique Connolly, Torri Davis, Tara Hancock, Stephanie Schumacher and Melanie Zengotita. Placing second qualifies the Monett squad for state competition in October at Mizzou's Hearnes Arena. On Aug. 25, these ladies will be showing off their skills on Hammons Field before the Springfield Cardinals game. MHS fans are invited to come to the game and watch the cheerleaders perform.
Photo by Kaitlyn Schumacher