Mehlville Pantherettes earn national honors

The Mehlville High School Pantherettes recently earned two fifth-place finishes at the two-day National Dance Alliance National Championship at Orlando, Fla. The Pantherettes competed in three categories — Small-Varsity Pom, comprised of 12 members from the Pantherettes; Large-Varsity Jazz; and Large Varsity Hip-Hop. The Pantherettes qualified their first two dances the first day, solidifying spots in the finals of Small-Varsity Pom and Large-Varsity Jazz. The Hip-Hop dance missed finals by one place. The team went on to earn fifth-place finishes in Small-Varsity Pom and Large-Varsity Jazz. Above, the Pantherettes are shown at the end of their Jazz dance ‘100 Years.’ Seniors in green are in front of the rest of the team. Photo by Brent Pearson