Poms see a promising year

Sydney Fritts, Staff Writer

The Cary-Grove poms are back this year, and ready to work harder than ever before. This year, they have many assets to look forward to, including different colored poms and unique abilities from all the dancers. The results are already showing as the team took first place in their opening competition last weekend.

“We’re trying to make it a step harder,” junior co-captain Megan Emma said. “Last year it was simple and sharp, and this year it’s a lot more technical.”

The girls have practice every day from 3-5, and during the year they will add an extra hour. Another factor helping them is the size of the team.

“There’s eighteen girls on the floor which is awesome,” captain Jaclyn Walters said. “We can do a lot more formations and a lot more tricks.”

The team this year is prepared for whatever is thrown their way. They have a choreographer that comes in twice a week to help them prepare for upcoming competitions. She also helps them with their technique. The poms are hoping this year to return to state and advance into the second day, which they did not get to do last year.