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Poms travels for the first time to Kansas City for state competition

Dressed in costumes inspired by “The Greatest Showman,” junior Emma Roth, freshman Audrey Griswold and senior Kalina Kellogg kick to the song, “The Greatest Show.” Poms placed fourth in Division Four Kick at the Missouri Dance Team Association state competition Feb. 29. “We all dug deep and gave our all because we wanted to make the seniors’ last dance memorable. I think that we performed better than we ever have,” Roth said. “I’m sad that the season is over, but I’m glad that I could make lasting memories with the team for the last time.”

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor

March 2, 2020

The varsity Longhorn Line Dance team (Poms) traveled to Kansas City for the Missouri Dance Team Association’s state competition Feb. 29. The team arrived the day before and stayed overnight at a hotel near the Hy-Vee Arena where the competition was held.  For the first time in more than 20 years, Poms was a...

Senior Kristin Wilson and freshman Kelsea Wilson take advantage of the chance to dance as teammates

Fresh off their first performance at Red and Blue Night, freshman Kelsea Wilson hugs her sister, senior Kristin Wilson, excited that they completed their first routine together. Both tried out for poms and were excited to make varsity, it being the only year they will both be on the team. “My favorite part is the games, getting ready with her beforehand and having our parents get to watch us both perform,” Kristin said.

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

September 11, 2019

Sisters share lots of things, whether it be clothes, shoes, a car or even a room. This year, senior Kristin Wilson and freshman Kelsea Wilson are sharing a one time experience of dancing on the varsity poms team together.   Coming from a competitive dance background, Kelsea was eager to try out for p...

Behind the glitz and glamor: junior Aaliyah Weston’s fight against black stereotypes

Standing alone, junior Aaliyah Weston completes a dance routine while her poms teammates drop to the floor. The team performed with the entire school watching at the Homecoming pep assembly Sept. 28. “Once I got all that applause it was like, ‘Oh, I do matter and I’m a black girl making a change at Parkway West,’” Weston said.

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018

“Being a token black kid, not being allowed to be angry ever because people just know me as–” Junior Aaliyah Weston pauses, searching for the right words before redirecting her line of thought. “You know when kids say, ‘I have a black friend?’ I’m that black girl, so it’s really hard fo...

Twenty three seniors take the stage at Mr. Longhorn March 1

As part of the opening act, the front and back lines of contestants switch rows.

Ellie Widowski, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

Senior guys. Dancing. Dressing up in ridiculous outfits. It’s no wonder the male beauty pageant also known as Mr. Longhorn has sold out every year for the four years it has taken place. There will be 23 senior contestants competing to be crowned Mr. Longhorn. All students who signed up get to participate. “I’m...

Week of Jan. 25-29

Week of Jan. 25-29

Mary Galkowski, Staff Writer / Photographer

February 3, 2016

Varsity Poms won second place in hip hop at the St. Charles High School dance competition on Jan. 23.

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