McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 4, 2013

MHS pom dancers make state squad

Staff report

McALESTER — Five McAlester pom dancers were selected for a regional team during auditions last month in Jenks, and one was also named to the state team.

The dancers — all seniors: Kaylee Harvanek, Cambrea Lott, Alexandria Williams, Sarah Sams and Kyndle Souther — join 15 others from a field of 93 selected for the East Region Dance Team. Harvanek was among 20 named to the All State Dance Team.

Auditions for the Oklahoma Sate Team Dance were held Sept. 21 at Jenks High School. The dancers were all provided the same choreography two weeks prior to the audition.

From the 93 dancers who auditioned last month, 40 were named to regional dance teams — 20 apiece to from east and west regions — and from those 40, 20 were selected to the All State team.

The McAlester varsity pom squad will compete on Dec. 14 at the state dance team contest at the University of Central Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Harvanek and the rest of the All State team are also expected to perform at the competition.