The Green River dance and cheer teams have been working super hard on their state routines. The state competition is on March 11 in Casper, Wyoming. At this competition, dance and cheer teams from all over Wyoming will compete for the championship. The cheer team participates in three categories, while the dance team participates in two. The spirit teams will begin performing these routines at basketball games as state gets closer. They will perform one last time at the State Spirit Showcase on Thursday, March 5th. It will be in the GRHS main gym at 7 PM, here both cheer and dance teams will perform all of their competition routines. This is a great opportunity to show the community what they are taking to state. It is also a great opportunity for the student body to support their spirit teams. When asked if the cheer team was prepared for showcase, Lizzy Froats (12) stated, “Yes, we just have to push through these final days.” A member of the dance team, Megan Cleary (12), responded to the same question with, “I don’t think we are ready yet, but we will be by March 5.” Froats’ favorite part about the showcase is “seeing the community support for the cheer and dance teams.” Cleary had a similar response, she said, “My favorite part is the support from the community and student body.” When asked what her favorite state routine to perform was, Lizzy said, “My favorite routine is co-ed because I like doing difficult stunts with the guys.” Megan stated that “My favorite is hip hop because I choreographed it and it is a crowd-pleaser.” Showcase benefits both teams in many different ways. Froats said that “showcase teaches the new girls how to perform in front of an audience and not let the adrenaline get the best of them.” Cleary had a different view on the benefits of showcase, she said, “Showcase helps the team to have high energy and use facials when performing in order to prepare them for state.” The State Spirit Showcase is not only a great way for both teams to strengthen their routines for state, it is an awesome opportunity to support your local spirit teams. We will see you there!