Pom/Dance Girls (JV)

2017-18 JV Competition Pom/Dance Team

(Photo courtesy of Virtual Image Photography, Inc.)

COACH: Emily Sokoloski, Head JV Pom/Dance


Monday, May 14 3:30pm - 6pm -- in the dance studio
Tuesday, May 15 3:30pm - 6pm -- in the dance studio
Wednesday, May 16 3:30pm - 6:30pm -- in the competition gym



Athletics Roster

2017-18 JV Competition Pom/Dance Roster

Name Year
Caroline Allard 2020
Mary Considine 2021
Erin Earls 2021
Olivia Elsasser 2020
Tess Ivinjack 2021
Natalie Logue2021
Olivia Petrini-Poli2021
Lauren Plante 2020
Jacqueline Richer 2021
Tori Rytell 2021
Coco Stevenson 2021
Lucy Surkamer 2020
Danielle Verlen2021
Caroline Walsh 2021
Alexandra Zarek2021
Haley Zarek2021

Head Coach: Emily Malkowski

Superintendent: Michael Simeck
Principal: Dr. Chala Holland
Athletic Director: Tim Burkhalter

Nickname: Scouts
Team Colors: Royal Blue & Gold
Enrollment 1672

Team News

Team News

Varsity and JV Dance Teams with Conference Champion Trophies

Congratulations go out to the Varsity and JV Dance Teams, who placed first at the North Suburban Conference Championship on Friday, January 12, at Waukegan High School.

LFHS JV Dance Team with Conference Championship trophy
JV standings at NSC Championship

Congratulations to the Lake Forest High School Varsity and JV Dance Teams, who began the new year by bringing home trophies for their pom and jazz routines at the Chicagoland Dance Championship, which was held at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday, January 6. The competition draws teams from Illinois and the surrounding states in the Midwest.

The JV Dance Team traveled to Warren High School for morning performances at the Warren Invite. It wasn't until late afternoon that they found out that they placed first for their jazz routine and second for their pom routine. Congratulations on the fine job!

Next up is the UDA Chicagoland Dance Championship on January 6 at UIC. Go Scouts!

JV Dance Team Place first in jazz and second in pom!

The JV Pom/Dance Team traveled to Crystal Lake Central High School for a Sunday competition and came out in third place in jazz and fifth place in pom.
JV Dance Team with trophy at Crystal Lake Competition 12/3/17

Other results for the day:
  1. Crystal Lake Central - First Place
  2. Geneva - Second Place
  3. Lake Forest (1) - Third Place
  4. Deerfield (2) - Fourth Place
  5. Lake Forest (2) - Fifth Place
  6. Cary Grove - Sixth Place
  7. Deerfield (1) - Seventh Place
  8. Crystal Lake South - Eighth Place
  9. Glenbrook South - Ninth Place
JV Poms are shown after placing third in jazz at Crystal Lake Central.




Emily Sokoloski, Head JV Pom/Dance

Coach Sokoloski has been Head Coach of the JV Competition Pom/Dance Team at LFHS since 2015. She has spent ten seasons working at Six Flags Great America as a featured performer, choreographer and dance captain of the shows performed in the Grand Music Hall. From 2012-13 Emily was the casting director, choreographer, featured performer and dance captain of the Lady Gaga inspired touring production, Bad Romance. This is her eighth year assistant directing The Magic of the Nutcracker with Dancenter North in Libertyville.

Coach Sokoloski received her Bachelor's degree in Dance/Communication from Western Michigan University. She is an instructor, choreographer, jazz department head, rehearsal director and production manager at Dancenter North in Libertyville, where she began her dance training at the age of five.



2016-17 JV Girls Pom/Competitive Dance Awards
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2017 Ashley Alghini
2018 Eleanor Asma
2019 Anna Brush
2019 KellieJean Camardo
2018 Eleanor (Nell) Dasso
2019 Margaux Eckert
2018 Kailey Hetler
2019 Tatum Litzsinger
2019 Kylie Prieto
2019 Jacqueline Schlosser
2019 Brooke Stride

Most Improved
Ava Manelis

Leadership Award
Margaux Eckert
Kylie Prieto

Coaches Award
Lucy Surkamer