Pine Lake Prep student Ella Eason is the two-time winner of the Mooresville Day Festival mascot dance-off competition.

Special to Iredell Free News 

One of the highlights of the recent Mooresville Day Festival was the 2nd Annual School Mascot Dance-Off involving local school mascots.

Amidst several electrifying performances, Ella Eason and Trey Nichols emerged as the star performers, captivating the crowd with their vibrant dance moves and school spirit.

The School Mascot Dance-Off welcomed participants from Lake Norman High School, Pine Lake Preparatory School, Mooresville High School, and Langtree Charter Academy. 

Eason, the winner and now two-time champion, once again dazzled the audience with her electric moves, earning her the top spot for the second consecutive year. 

“The competition upped their game, but Roary returned with some fierce moves to claim the “Best Mascot” title for a second consecutive year. The Lion is “the king of the jungle” and ours is also Queen of the Sprinkler, the Floss, and the Running Man,” said Kristen Sutek, community relations manager at Pine Lake Prep.

Close on her heels was Nichols, the talented runner-up, whose performance won the hearts of many. His energetic dance routine and his charismatic engagement with the audience showcased his talent and dedication. 

The awards were presented by Town of Mooresville Commissioner Gary West who commended both students for their exceptional talent and dedication to their schools and community.

“It was an honor to present the trophies for Best Mascot at Mooresville Day’s 151st Anniversary Celebration in Downtown Mooresville. Congratulations to Ella at Pine Lake Prep Upper School for first place and to Trey at Mooresville High School for second place. Both reflect the very best in cheering on your school’s spirit! Thanks to all the mascots that participated as they all did a great job,” West said.

The Mooresville Day Festival, known for its lively atmosphere and community-centric events, once again delivered a day full of joy, excitement, and unforgettable memories. 

Trey Nichols finished runner-up