Panthers shine at Stack the Stands; Monticello Club Dance also excels

The Monticello High School dance team, first row from left: Melissa Davis, Madisan Birt, Sydney Freeze and Kate Tuetken. Second row: Shelbie Reyhons, Skyleigh Husmann, Ally Bartachek, Kaitlin Guyer, Anisa Krouse, Paige Folken and Emma Brighton. (Photo submitted)

Monticello Club Dance competed at the Stack the Stands competition Oct. 14-15 in Cedar Rapids, and took second place in the Junior High category. Team members, first row from left: Myra Wilson, Kaylin Noll, Ava Hinrichsen, Meredith Parker, Adrianna Jones and Annie Schlarmann. Second row: Seneca Freeze, Grace Harms and Madison Ward. Third row: Paige Ungs, Allie Riches, Lacie Koppes, Abigail Sharlow, Ashlynn Brown, Leah Smith, Claire Tuetken, Kendra Davis and Gracie Tuel. Not pictured are coaches Melissa Davis and Kate Tuetken, and director Amanda Hackney. (Photo submitted)

     Monticello High School brought home a first place in the Jazz category and second in Pom at the Stack the Stands dance competition Oct. 14-15 in Cedar Rapids.

     The team won the Class 2A/3A Jazz division, with Cedar Rapids Xavier finishing second and Clear Creek-Amana taking third. In 2A Pom, Cascade was first, Monticello second and Mid-Prairie third.

     The Panthers also did well individually, as all six soloists placed. In the Junior/Senior category, out of 68 dancers, Melissa Davis finished eighth and Kate Tuetken was 10th. In the Freshman/Sophomore category, out of 41 dancers, Anisa Krouse was third, Ally Bartachek took fourth, Emma Brighton was seventh and Madisan Birt placed eighth.

     The team is coached by Amanda Hackney. 


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