Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazerette Dance Team include seniors: Amy Eichman, Carly Graceffa, Chandler Howard, Shelby Simpson, and Morgan Wheeler; junior Tori Hill; sophomores: Dani Davis, Lauren Haag, and Paige Riggs; and freshmen: Erinn Billups, Lynsie Britton, Rylie Duncan, Lauren Misse, and Rachel Swopes. Submitted photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazerette Dance Team include seniors: Amy Eichman, Carly Graceffa, Chandler Howard, Shelby Simpson, and Morgan Wheeler; junior Tori Hill; sophomores: Dani Davis, Lauren Haag, and Paige Riggs; and freshmen: Erinn Billups, Lynsie Britton, Rylie Duncan, Lauren Misse, and Rachel Swopes. Submitted photo

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazerette Dance Team competed at the Miss Kansas 5 Star at Olathe South High School last weekend. More than 50 other dance teams competed at the event. Several members brought home awards.
Solo award winners include Lauren Haag, Erin Billups and Rylie Duncan. Duet winners include Hagg and Paige Riggs.
Ensemble winners include Amy Eichman, Shelby Simpson, Haag, Riggs, Billups, Lynsie Britton and Rachel Swopes; Eichman, Carly Graceffa, Chandler Howard, Megan Wheeler, Tori Hill, Duncan, and Lauren Misse; Simpson, Riggs, Billups and Duncan; and Haag, Britton and Swopes.
The team won Judges Awards for choreography in team jazz, technique in team lyrical and mix and presentation for pom.
The Blazerette squad also received the Sweepstakes Trophy and Shining Star Trophy for achieving scores of 90 or above for all six team routines entered. They also earned Best in Class for Small Team for being one of the highest scoring squads of the day. They were selected to perform in the final showcase at the end of the night. Judges only selected 10 routines.
The squad will compete again this weekend at the Kansas Spectacular at Olathe East. Solos and Duet routines will be judged on Friday night. Team and ensemble dances will be judged all day on Saturday. The squad is coached by Alli Arnold and Ashley Harker.