Pirates News · Pinckney Poms Representing!

The Varsity Pom Team attended Central Michigan University Badgerette Pom/Dance Camp in July.  While at camp, they won the following awards: 1st overall, 1st in Open Routine, 1st in hip hop, 1st in short program, 1st in Senior Kick.  In addition to team awards, we had some individual awards.  Senior Hayley Conry won first overall with her Solo in the Ms. B competition.  Three girls from Pinckney were awarded the “All Star” award: Faith Klein, Felicity Couch and Hayley Conry.  The girls also won the “B” book award for leadership and teamwork.  They also were invited to Midwest, a competition with top teams from the Midwest.

Pinckney Poms smiling for a team picture
Pinckney Poms smiling for a team picture

The Varsity attended the annual Midwest competition in Chicago.  The Varsity division was especially competitive this year.  They competed against the top 19 Varsity teams in the Midwest.  They won 2nd place overall in their division, 2nd place with their competition dance, 2nd in “dance dance” (a lyrical dance), 4th in Senior Kickline, and 5th in Short Program.   Our duet number, (Faith Klein and Isabelle Royston), “Bad” won 5th place out of 53 dances!  Pinckney Varsity won the “Betsy Carr Award for Sportsmanship.”  Only one team gets this honor each year at Midwest.  The parents and athletes demonstrated great leadership, positive attitudes and spirit during the whole competition.  As a top ten team, the Varsity qualified to perform at Walt Disney World in February 2017.  Look out Disney, here comes Pinckney!

These 19 athletes have worked so hard all Summer.  The team practiced every day for 4+ hours all Summer long and put in countless hours choreographing and fundraising for their team.  Team Co-Captains are Hayley Conry and Felicity Couch.  Coach: Beth Arsenault

2016-17 Varsity Pom Team

Freshmen: Rachel Bona and Haylee Williams

Sophomores: Emma Conry, Isabelle Royston, Alayna Moricz

Juniors: Emma Winter, Haley Ezerkis, Samantha Lamb, Madeline Strong, Melanie McGinty, Julia Sdao, Cassidy Chambers

Seniors: Jenna Russell, Felicity Couch, Hayley Conry, Annaliese Bensinger, Ashleigh Discher, Faith Klein, Mckenna Magda,