The judging for this competition was not just inexplicable, but an outright embarrassment. The organizers of this event need to realize they will lose all credibility with incompetence like this. It appears the judges watched a completely different competition from the rest of the audience (trust me, this opinion is shared by others). Either that or politics/personal agendas are destroying any integrity in the scoring. A shame.
There are lots of reasons that I love Main Event, but one of the biggest is the organization. Paws (the host exhibition) took the stage right on schedule for the last performance. Way to go Manteno volunteers!
Jack Hille Middle School The Highlights ~ 5:00
Mary, Seat of Wisdom School Hawk Harmonics ~ 5:25
Prairie Junior High Powerhouse ~ 5:50
Hoopeston Middle School Cornjerker Connection ~ 6:15
Northridge Middle School Radiant Reds ~ 6:40
St. Michael School Shine! ~ 7:35
Arlington Heights Middle Schools CenterStage ~ 8:00
Edison Middle School Electric Youth ~ 8:25
St. Isaac Middle School Cadence ~ 8:50
Northridge Middle School Redcoats ~ 9:15
Manteno Middle School Grand Paws (Exhibition) ~ 9:50
Awards Ceremony 10:20