The Pinckneyville Community High School Marching Panther Pompon Girls competed in the state IDTA contest in Springfield, Illinois on Saturday, Feb, 15. The squad was awarded state champions in the Class A jazz division. There were seven squads that qualified and competed in their category. Over 20 squads in the state performed in the Class A jazz division in regionals throughout the state. They are the first pom team in school history to win the state champion award. The squad also won the third place trophy in the Class A kick division. A parade was held through town on Sunday as well as a welcome reception in Thomas Gym. The team is coached by Rhonda Hicks and Stephen Cannedy. Tawmi Conley is the squad"s choreographer.