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March 1, 2017

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Texas HighSteppers Earn Top Team, Officer and Individual Awards during Gussie Nell Davis Classic

Texarkana, TX – The Texas HighSteppers of Texas High School earned top team, officer and individual honors during the Gussie Nell Davis Classic in Kilgore, TX, on February 18.

Team Awards received were the Sweepstakes Award and Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence for earning scores of 90 or above for all judges for all team routines.

Other Team Awards received were: Best Overall Platinum Awards for Technique, Presentation, Precision and Choreography; Third Place for Medium Team GPA Award (3.67 Overall Team GPA); Fourth Place Best in Class. Of the 42 teams participating, the Texas HighSteppers received a ranking of Tenth Overall.

The HighStepper Officers brought home the Sweepstakes Award and Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence along with Judges’ Award for their Jazz, Contemporary, Team Kick, Novelty, Military and Pom routines. Additionally, they received the Best Overall Silver Awards for Technique and Choreography and Fourth Place Best in Class.

Medalists for Division 1 Exemplary Soloists include: Sarah Grace Boudreaux, Madison Bowers, Emily McMaster, Parker Ellyn Madlock, Addison Rogers, Sarah Stark and Leighton Weber.

In the Duet routine competition, Sarah Grace Boudreaux and Addison Rogers earned Division 1 Exemplary scores for their efforts.

Texas HighSteppers members include:
Officers:
Parker Ellyn Madlock (Jr. Lieutenant); Emily McMaster (Jr. Lieutenant); Addison Rogers (Jr. Lieutenant); Sarah Stark (Jr. Lieutenant); Leighton Weber (Sr. Captain).

Members:
Hollan Borowitz, Sarah Grace Boudreaux, Madison Bowers, Madison Brown, Olivia Bruggeman, Perin Creek, Kylie Davis, Margaret Debenport, Kayla Ebel, Allie Graves, Haley Green, Anna Hill, Raven Ivory, Olivia Johnson, Imari Kelley, Gabrielle Leon, Sophie Lower, Terranáe Montgomery, Sara Ottinger, Chloe Page, Elaina Robertson, Isabelle Robertson, Amber Savage, Paishance Soileau, Mackenzie Stevens, Candra Thompson, KyErica Wade, Laurel Wakefield, Ashley Wallace.

The Texas HighSteppers are coached by Director Amber Reynolds.

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