MHS dance team receives high ratings at state contest


Pictured are members of the Marshalltown High School dance team at the Iowa State Dance & Drill Team Association state competition in Des Moines on December 1. The team received three Division I ratings at the contest. Pictured are, front row, from left, Jillian Hicks, Anna Hernandez, Lauren Batterson and Tatum England. Middle row, Avery Case, Sami Snyder, Justice See, Cari Gassman, Mayah Carson, Madi Dougall, Xaria Garcia, Makenna Dungan and Megan Sills. Back row, Emma McWherter, Adelaide Oberender, Jane Ragland, Haley Reid, Kynlie Ladehoff and Janell Lewis.

The Marshalltown High School dance team competed in the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Association state team contest on December 1 in Des Moines.

The team received Division I ratings on all three routines it competed in including hip hop, pom and lyrical. To receive a Division I rating the team must receive a score of 60 or higher out of 70.

The team also received an Academic Excellence Award for having a team grade point average between 3.0 and 3.49. The routines can be viewed during halftime at upcoming MHS home varsity boys basketball games. The team is coached by Miller Middle School teacher Kaitlyn Schweer.