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Ellevés Take 2nd at State 5A Drill Competition

Submitted by tyler.lewis on Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:07
Story and photos by Molly Brenchley.
2nd in State 5A
Drill down winners - Kacey Melton and Jentrie Reid.
5A Academic All State Champions
Maple Mountain fan section

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the MMHS Ellevés competed in the State 5A Semifinals Drill Team Competition held at UVU.  Teams were placed in “pods” of four based on their placement from region competition. Two teams from each pod advanced to the finals.  The Ellevés were one of the two teams who advanced to the finals from their pod.

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, the Ellevés competed in the finals and placed 3rd in the military category, 3rd in the dance category, and 4th in the kick category.  Overall Maple Mountain placed 2nd.  There were nine 5A schools competing.

The Ellevés are also the 5A Academic Drill Team Champions.  This award is given to the team with the highest GPA. The Ellevés have a team  GPA of 3.92.

In the 5A Drill Down competition, Kacey Melton, daughter of Aaron and Tanya Melton, won 1st place overall and Jentrie Reid, daughter of Dallas and Kristina Reid, won 3rd place overall.

Two Ellevés were named to the 5A All-State Dance Team—Valerie Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean Friant and Jentrie Reid, daughter of Dallas and Kristina Reid.  Each 5A team sent three girls to learn a routine that they auditioned in front of judges and then 15 girls were selected as the All-State Dance Team. At the State Finals, each member of the All-State Team performed a short, self-choreographed routine and was given a medal.

The Ellevés would like to thank all of the students, parents, administration, and fans who came to State. We really appreciate all of your support this year!