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March 30, 2021

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

Large Team National Grand Champion Title and More Awarded to Texas HighSteppers

Texarkana, TX – The Texas HighSteppers of Texas High School earned the Large Team National Grand Champion Title during the Danceline USA National Championship Competition in San Antonio, TX. The team also received the Platinum Sweepstakes (for 95 average from each judge on each dance), First Place Best in Category for Novelty & Military Routines, Second Place Best in Category for Kick & Pom Routines and Third Place Overall Team.

The HighStepper Officers brought home the Platinum Sweepstakes Award (for 95 average and higher on all dance routines) and First Place Best in Category for Jazz, Lyrical and Modern routines. Officers were also named National Grand Champions for Large Team and received First Place Overall in Office Group category.

Individual Awards included: Olivia George - First Place Turn Technique, Second Place Solo and Solo Finalist; Shelby Ross – First Place Solo (Grade 9/10) and Third Place Kick Technique; Hollan Palmore - Second Place Solo (Grade 9/10) and Third Place Turn Technique; Helen Clark Hayes – Fifth Place Solo and Solo Finalist (Grade 11/12); Kalea Edmonds – Solo Finalist (Grade 11/12).

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PHOTO IDENTIFICATION:
Front Row: Amber Reynolds (Director), Lily Sewell, Olivia George, Endsley Norman, Mary Claire Wright, Evelyn Patterson, Helen Clark Hays, Briannah Hall, Hannah Williams (Assistant Director)
Second Row: Leila Kinney, Mallory Hackworth, Malley Wallace, Madison Kennemore, Tatum Haugh, Morgan Williams, Savannah Leeks
Back Row: Melissa Singleton, Liberty Maldonado-Cowan, Ella Graham, Hollan Palmore, Rylee McDuffie, Lydia Horton, Kalea Edmonds, Shelby Ross, Reese Langdon, Ava Simpson, Emma Giddings, Kamryn Jean, Lauren Roberson, Lizzie Debenport

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