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Jag now Golden Girl

Caeden Smithpeter, Online Editor

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Senior Allie Widick is officially a Mizzou Golden Girl.

One of Widick’s biggest dreams as a child was to be a Mizzou Golden Girl.

“I have wanted to be a Golden Girl since I was three years old. Both of my parents are alumni from the University of Missouri, so I grew up going to football and basketball games,” Widick said.

Widick has been dancing since she was two years old but didn’t start competitively dancing until she was nine years old. She dances at Heart of America and was on Blue Springs South’s Touch of Silver Dance Team for all four years of her high school career.

Coach Shelli Ray is very proud of Allie’s accomplishment.

“I was standing next to her and her mother at prom when she found out that she made the Golden Girls. She was getting ready to walk for the prom court when she found out and you could just see the excitement. It is something she really wanted for a long time,” Ray said.

The tryouts for the Golden Girls are held over a two-day period. Widick has been preparing for this for a while.

“I have attended every tryout clinic for the Golden Girls and have been taking private classes with my dance teacher,” Widick said.

Widick isn’t the only former Blue Springs South Touch of Silver Dance Team member that are on the Golden Girls. She joins Dakota Brewer, Hannah Israelite, and Maddyn Smithpeter.

“It is really special getting to dance with them again. I loved being on Touch of Silver with them and I can’t wait to experience Golden Girls with them,” Widick said.

Allie’s boyfriend, senior Jack Gillig is very proud of her as well.

“I am super proud of her. She has put in a lot of hard work to get to where she is. I am excited to watch her dance at the games,” Gillig said.

Widick will be trying out for the Golden Girls’ competition team this June which competes around the country.

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