Monday, February 2, 2015

The Big Spartan Stage




We had a big day yesterday, between driving in a blizzard getting to and from East Lansing and watching Melissa's MSU Pompon team realize a ten year old dream. She was excited to say the least :-)



A few months ago, I wrote about the Spartan Strong high kick routine the team performed in tribute to Spartan fans everywhere. After their performance, the routine went viral around the MSU community, from students, to alumni, to school administrators. Because of the excitement, they were asked to perform this special routine at halftime of the sold out Michigan versus Michigan State basketball game, at the Breslin Center. They were so thrilled and it was a proud moment for the ten year old program when they took the floor and the crowd cheered them on.



To make things even more emotional, this is Melissa's senior year and this will be her last week of practice leading up to the collegiate championships this coming Sunday. Melissa and her teammate (and roommate) have been doing Pom together now for eight years; four in high school and four special years as Spartans. They have worn the MSU colors with pride and this performance, on the biggest spartan stage, will be one they will always remember.

Happy Monday!



  1. gracious! I have tears in my eyes! that routine is so, so, so fantastic! wowwwwwww...

    and your daughter is a doll, on top of all that.

    your must be so, so, so proud of her, and all she has done. what wonderful training, for life. a wonderful accompaniment, to her degree.

    gentle hugs,

  2. How exciting! What a great way to end her Pom career. Hubby was telling about the special shirts-Adidas vs Nike.

  3. I really enjoyed seeing the video! Great routine!! How exciting for her!

  4. I know that was exciting to watch! Good for them!

  5. How neat! Melissa is going through a very bittersweet time, but she will have great memories. Coincidentally, I was a Pom Pom girl in high school and we were the Spartans!

    Love following you on have been a busy hostess! :)

    Jane x

  6. Yay!!!
    How exciting for you all! : )

  7. Exciting times for you and Melissa. But a bittersweet time too as this stage of her life is ending.

  8. Happy for Melissa...What wonderful memories and such a great experience..It's nice that she's had your support..

  9. What a beautiful smile! So excited for Melissa and her teammates. She will carry such wonderful memories and friendships with her throughout life. And congratulations to the proud Mom!!


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