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Ellevés Take 3rd at State 4A Drill Competition

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Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley. Photos by Jeff Porcaro.

 

On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the MMHS Ellevés competed in the State 4A Semi Finals 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 4, 2017, the Ellevés competed in the finals and placed 4th in the military category, 3rd in the dance category, and 2nd in the kick category. Overall Maple Mountain placed 3rd. There were nine 4A schools competing.

Three Ellevés were named to the 4A All-State Dance Team—McKenna Bate, daughter of Bud and Kelly Bate; Jalyssa Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean Friant; and Mallory Ross, daughter of Jeff and Lisa Ross. Each 4A team sent three girls to learn a routine that they auditioned in front of judges and then 20 girls were selected as the 4A All-State Dance Team. At the State Finals, each member of the All-State Team performed a self-choreographed 8 count routine and was given a certificate and medal.

McKenna Bate - All-State Drill

McKenna Bate – All-State Drill

 

Jalyssa Friant - All-State Drill

Jalyssa Friant – All-State Drill

 

Mallory Ross - All-State Drill

Mallory Ross – All-State Drill

 

Four Ellevés were named to the 4A Academic All-State team—Jessie Abbott, daughter of Tony and Shannon Abbott; Jalyssa Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean Friant; Mallory Ross, daughter of Jeff and Lisa Ross; and Kathrynn Shaw, daughter of Devin and Kara Shaw. Each 4A school could nominate seniors on their team with a GPA of 3.75 or higher. Only ten seniors are named to this team. The combined average of this year’s 4A Academic All-State Team was 3.998.

4A Academic All-State - Kathrynn Shaw, Mallory Ross, Jalyssa Friant, Jessie Abbott

4A Academic All-State – Kathrynn Shaw, Mallory Ross, Jalyssa Friant, Jessie Abbott

 

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!