On Saturday, December 10, 2016, the Pom Team competed in the AIA State Qualifiers. Taht Mason, Becky Heller, Mikayla Shepherd and Haley Garcia brought a fun routine, along with their smiles energy which earned them a spot at the State Championship on January 14, 2017 at Gilbert High School. “These girls have grown so much as individuals and as a team. I am so proud of them,” Miss Cara commented.
North Pointe’s Pom team competed at the AIA Spiritline State Qualifiers in Buckeye at Verrado High School. The coed Pom team “worked it” to a Britney Spears inspired mash up. Though the team did not qualify for the State Championship in January, the team put on a great performance. Miss Dabkowski, the Pom team coach commented, “This team has never competed in a Pom competition before and it is insane how much they have improved in such a short period of time! They made me unbelievably proud!”
On Saturday, January 14th, 2017 the Pom Team competed in the AIA State Championship at Gilbert High School. The team improved the routine they brought to qualifiers by adding additional skills, different floor formations and overall sharper movements. Seniors Taht Mason, Becky Heller, Mikayla Shepherd and sophomore Haley Garcia brought great energy and smiles which resulted in a great performance. “For this competition we set a team goal and we met it, there’s not a lot more a coach can ask for. I’m extremely happy with the results of the competition and the season as a whole. The seniors will be greatly missed next year. They hold a very special place in my heart, they were members of the first Pom team I’ve ever coached and I learned as much from them (if not more) as they did from me,” Miss Cara, Pom coach and dance teacher.
On Saturday, January 23, 2016, the Pom team attended the AIA State Championship at Grand Canyon University. The Pom team competed for the Division II Pom Coed Title as well as teamed up with North Pointe’s Cheer and Partner Stunt Team for the Over All Spiritline Championship Title. The 80’s themed routine went through many changes and improvements since the state qualifier in November. All seven girls danced their hearts out and took seventh place. North Pointe Prep received runner up for the Over All Spiritline Coed Division Title.
On Saturday, January 16, 2016, the Pom team attended the Cactus Cup Competition in Cave Creek, AZ. Amongst Pom teams, Jazz and Hip Hop dance teams, as well as soloists participated in this event. Along side North Pointe, fifteen other teams competed in the Small Pom Division. North Pointe’s routine brought great showmanship and an 80’s flare. “I am pleased with the pom teams performance today. The routine was crisp and was at an all time high,” said Coach Dabkowski.