Pizzazz Poms bring back hardware from state

Saturday, March 10, 2018
The Monett High School Pizzazz Poms dance team won the fifth place trophy in Division 2A at state competition in St. Louis for their pom routine. Pictured with the trophy, front row from left, are: Peyton Poage, Morgan Slater, Harriett Meyer, Payton Flynt and Jaysa Aga. Back row: Madelyn Milburn, KayleyAnna Dohmen, Gabi Gollhofer, Amanda Hensley and Zoe Rosenbalm. Contributed photo

Dance team claims trophy, medal in state competition

The Monett High School Pizzazz Poms brought back a fifth place trophy and a fifth place individual medal for competition at state held on Feb. 23 and 24 at the Family Arena in St. Charles.

The team advanced to state after competing in the Sugar Bears Invitational at Missouri STate University on Feb. 17. The squad received second place for the pom routine and third place for their mix routine.†

Gabi Gollhofer from the MHS Pizzazz Poms displays her fifth place medal for solo competition in the 11th grade solo division. Contributed photo

The team then competed at the Missouri Dance Team Championships in St. Charles. Two team members competed in the solo competition held on Feb. 23.†At that level, Gabi Gollhofer won fifth place in the 11th grade solo division.†

On Feb. 24, the team earned fifth for its pom routine in the 2A division.

Harriett Meyer, KayleyAnna Dohmen, Gabi Gollhofer, and Zoe Rosenbalm earned Academic All-State awards for having a GPA of 3.5 or higher.†Madelyn Milburn received an Academic All-State award and medal for have a 4.0 GPA.†

The Pizzazz Poms are pictured in competition at state, demonstrating their toe touches. Pictured from left: Harriett Meyer, Madelyn Milburn, Morgan Slater, Gabi Gollhofer, Amanda Hensley (behind), Zoe Rosenbalm, KayleyAnna Dohmen and Payton Flynt. Contributed photo

"The team only has a week to rest before tryout clinics begin on March 5 to start the selection process for next yearís team," said Coach Tamara Stadter.

Tryout information is available on the dance teamís school webpage (https://www.monettschools.org/Page/5856) or by contacting Stadter at the high school. Auditions will be held on March 12.