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Northmont Winter Guard Gets Ready for Mid-East Performance Association Competition

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Northmont Winter Guard practices in the gym.

Madison Harris , Staff Writer

This year, Northmont High School is hosting the Mid-East Performance Association competition on February 5. 

“Mid East Performance Association is when all of the schools in the Mid-Eastern part of Ohio that provide competitive winter guard perform at local schools and have championships just like any other competitive sport,” said junior Robin Nelson, who is a member of Northmont’s Winter Guard.

Nelson and the rest of Northmont’s Winter Guard will be competing at the upcoming Mid-East Performance Association competition.

“This is my first year in high school guard, and I am very proud with what we have of our show so far. I think we will do good at the competition and throughout the season,” said freshman Riley Zaleski.

The team practices for about 15 hours a week.

“We practice every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays,” said Zaleski. “It started in November.”

This competition is their first home meet of the year. The team is looking forward to getting feedback on their routine.

“Competition is important because it’s a way to get feedback from professionals on what we do, and rehearsing all the long hours pays off in the end when you get to perform and compete,” said senior Megan Mckarns.

Tickets prices will be $8 for students wishing to attend, and $9 for adults.