By Jill Richardson
The place to be on Saturday night in Melba was the high school for the annual Spring Review. MHS Crimsonettes held their dance clinic for Melba children preschool through sixth grade this past week with the final performance at the Spring Review. Appearances also included Kaycee Boren dancers, Crimsonettes 2012-2013 dancers, a solo by Melba’s Jaycee Engle and Clint Svedin in his rendition of the Napoleon Dynamite dance.
“That was awesome,” said Anjie Waldner. “He did a great job, hilarious.”
Jaycee Engle was the finalist in the military drill down competition.
Coach Cindy Hill announced the 2013-2014 Melba Crimsonettes team. Those returning to the team are Jaden Beus, Cassie Clements, Katelyn Hansen, Jennifer Reyes, Talitha Preisler and Amber Gillespie. Two new dancers, Tati Erickson and Abby Dyas will join the team.
One More Time was the theme of the event, which comes from one of Coach Hill’s famous sayings, “Just one more time girls” and that turned into another time through the dance at practice and another and another…
Immediately following the performances, awards were given for participation in the 2012-2013 dance team. Junior Vola Brown was honored with Most Improved Dancer.
Continuing with the Beauty and the Beast theme from earlier in the season, combining dancers and wrestlers in one event, special recognition was given to Melba’s State Champion wrestlers, Riley Crossley, Troy Richardson and Jared Johnshoy, for their remarkable final wrestling season. Johnshoy was honored with a special banner celebrating his accomplishment of being a four time State Champion, one of only 17 in Idaho.