Swarmin’ Hornets Poms Place 2nd at County Competition


Emalie Jaramillo

The Hornets await the results at counties. We placed second.

Emalie Jaramillo, Entertainment Editor and Staff Writer

   Your Swarmin’ Hornets poms team took on the county competition on Feb. 4 at Montgomery Blair High school. They came in second place.

   These girls put in blood, sweat and tears to get to earn their place in the competition. They started in the fall, and adding new girls and skills day by day, they finally got to perform what they had been working on all year. 

   Starting off as a smaller team, and coming back to school from Covid-19 only made them stronger. Considering there are no seniors on the team, the juniors stepped up and helped the underclassmen feel welcomed and safe doing the sport they love. 

   Junior captain Taylor Garrish has been on poms for three years in high school.

   “My first year there were nine girls on the team. It feels amazing and it feels just the way it did before Covid,” Garrish said. “I have been dancing for 15 years and I have done poms for 5. My favorite part of practices is the full outs when our coaches are cheering us on.” 

   Junior captain Emma Mungra has also been a pom for the last three years.

   “It feels amazing to have a strong team by my side. Competing with a full team and being able to place and win is unreal,” Mungra said. “I have been dancing for 13 years and doing poms for 7. I love making our team TikTok and bonding.”