March 5, 2013

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

Texas HighSteppers Take Top Honors at Alamo Dance Classic

Texarkana, TX – The Texas High School Highsteppers received top honors during the American Dance/Drill Team Alamo Dance Classic in San Antonio, TX, on March 1-2.
Team Awards received were the Sweepstakes Award for earning Division I ratings on all team routines, the coveted Gussie Nell Davis Award for earning scores of 90 or above from all judges for all team routines, the Dr. Irving Dreibrodt Award and the American Academic Champions Award given to the team with the highest overall GPA in all Divisions.
Other Team Awards received were: Best Overall Presentation; Best Overall Precision; Best Overall Choreography; Judges’ Award for Kick Routine; and Judges’ Award for Pom Routine.
The Highstepper Officers also brought home the Sweepstakes Award, Gussie Nell Davis Award, Judges’ Award for Jazz Routine, Best Overall Precision and Best Overall Choreography.
THS Highsteppers are:
Carlie Clem, Riley Madlock, Claire Norton, Ashley Osborne and Joy Price.
Carley Amox, Marisa Ashford, Kaitlyn Birmingham, Olivia Blann, Tristen Collins, Laura Davis, Katherine Doan, Chau Dong, Emily Evans, Takia Gullatt, Sarah Hickerson, Sumer Johnson, Cambresha Knight, Kaitlyn Krause, Riley Madlock, Katelyn Markham, Caroline May, Bryanna Moore, Angela Moser, Mackenzie Nixon, Libby Northam, Sierra Orr, Caroline Purtle, Chelsea Ray, Brooke Rayburn, Laura Rochelle, Jakha’s Rodgers, Sidney Rogers, Sydnee Russ, Samantha Shoalmire, Mary-Stewart Shores, Kelsey Smith, Catherine Stephenson, Rachel Stuart, Kellie Taylor, Caroline Thomas, Elizabeth Tullis, Merissa Valenzuela, Bailey Vaughan, Lydia Walker, Madilynn Walker, Valerie Ward, , Hannah Williams, Caitlin Yarberry.
The Alamo Dance Classic had over thirty-eight teams from around the state competing. It is run by the American Dance/Drill Team School which was established in 1958 by Gussie Nell Davis and Dr. Irving Dreibrodt to provide a medium for professional instruction for dance/drill teams around the United States.

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