The Harrison High School Varsity Pompon team earned first place in their division at the 22nd Annual Hip Hop & High Kick Championship on Nov. 4 at Saginaw Valley State University. The competition was presented by Farmington Hills-based Mid American Pompon.
The Varsity Pompon Team placed first in the Small Varsity High Kick category.
Middle school, high school and collegiate pompon and dance teams from across Michigan competed in various categories throughout the day. These included Collegiate Hip Hop; Varsity and Junior Varsity Hip Hop; Middle School and Junior Varsity High Kick; Small, Medium and Large Varsity High Kick and Collegiate High Kick. Teams were scored in areas including showmanship, formations and transitions, unique choreography, music incorporation, team precision, form and height of kicks, and overall performance.
The teams are currently preparing for one of the Regional Competitions that will be held at Saginaw Heritage High School on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, Ann Arbor Skyline High School on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 and Livonia Churchill High School on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. At Regionals, all teams will be competing to qualifying for the State Competition at Eastern Michigan University on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
Mid American Pompon was established in 1979 with the vision to develop pompon into a competitive sport and to create a specific routine style that would be unified throughout Michigan school pompon teams. Currently, more than 90 teams in Michigan have adapted the Mid American pom routine “style.”
Mid American Pompon is also home to the Mid American All Star team, an elite group comprised of more than 200 pompon girls from high schools throughout Michigan. They perform at local and national events each year including America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the London Olympics pre-opening Big Dance event, professional football championships, Walt Disney World, cruise ships and inaugural parades. For more information, including scores and photos from the competition, please visit www.pompon.com .
Source: Mid American press release