All she wanted was to be on the team. Try-outs were hard. She practiced and practiced the convoluted dance routine. Up way past her bedtime, she kept at it, till she could do the routine fifteen times without a single mistake.
At her Middle School, Poms is the team to make. Poms, or the Dance Team, had over forty girls trying out for only eighteen postions. Six from each grade of the school. Results posted on the door of the school for everyone to see.
Devastated, when she didn't make it.
The following year, she tried again. Practice, practice, and practice some more. Arms aching, concentrating on sharply executing every move. Willing to fail, but hoping not to...
So happy to say, she made the team.
Saturday, they placed second in a major competition. Only four points behind the first place school.
Congratulations, Miss Mary Kate.
We're soo proud of you, and your talented team.