North’s Sparnettes: A Performance to Remember!
By Christina Ossa
Image Provided by Emily Seitz
On February 28th, North’s own Spartanettes Kickline Team performed at Memorial Junior High School. Along with North’s Senior High team, our Junior High team also performed. The senior and junior high performers from our district from Memorial Junior High, South High School, and Central High School performed as well. However, this performance was special in that it was the senior members of the Sparnettes’ last time performing with their team.
The performance was enchanting, with a well-rounded mix of kicks, cheers, dances, and (of course) fun. The show had three components: Lyrical, Pom, and Hip-Hop dances. Each dance was clearly well-coordinated, diligently thought out, smooth, and enjoyable, as each performance from the Sparnettes generally is.
This year, there are six graduating seniors on the team who deserve praise and a warm goodbye. Emily Seitz, Sophia Mura, Kayla Marshall Pierce, Sofia Barry, Carmela Krsulic, and Michele Leon will leave North for greater opportunities this June. They have worked incredibly hard to rehears and perform in each show and performance they have put forward each year they’ve been on the Spartanettes.
Here is a warm goodbye from co-captain and graduating senior Emily Seitz:
“The past three years on this team have been an absolute rollercoaster, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. When I first tried out in 10th grade because I forgot to sign up in 9th grade, I convinced myself I had no chance of making the team. Then when I did make it, I cried after the first practice and considered quitting that week because I didn’t really know anyone and didn’t know how to break out of my comfort zone. I remember talking to captains and my lovely Sophia (Sophia Mura) and deciding to give it a chance, and I’m so glad I made the right choice! If you had told me then that I would be a captain the following year and somehow get my sister to join the team, I would’ve said you were completely and utterly insane. This team has brought so much joy into my life and helped me grow into the person I am today. Although it gets stressful sometimes with five-hour practices and ripples that get messed up time and time again, driving Ava Strojan and me crazy, we somehow always come back and kill it anyway. I have loved all of our practices that turned into gossip hour, holiday parties, performances with the music messed up every single time, impromptu senior practice bonding accompanied by pizza, intradistricts, and so, so much more. I could go on and on about what this team means to me, but I think you get the gist! It’s been an honor being a Spartanette. I love you guys.”
Overall, the Spartanettes deserve a grand applause for their hard work each year to put on amazing shows and performances for our school and others. The team’s efforts always pay off, as seen in their performances. They deserve praise for their hard work and diligence, and it’s no doubt they will continue to shine here at North. Congratulations to an amazing performance, Spartanettes, and to the graduating seniors for an amazing experience on the team!
Spartanettes perform opening number with the other VSCHSD schools to kick off the showcase
From February 2023 VSCHSD Instradistrict Showcase
The Spartanettes perform HipHop to Gasolina by Daddy Yankee (remix) before the senior routine